Bill Text: IL HB3371 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Engrossed

Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Provides that required training in suicide awareness and prevention techniques shall last at least 2 hours. Allows the State Board of Education to by rule provide for the training to be included as a continuing professional development requirement under the Code.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-4)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-26 - Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments [HB3371 Detail]

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1 AN ACT concerning education.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
510-22.39 and 34-18.7 as follows:
6 (105 ILCS 5/10-22.39)
7 Sec. 10-22.39. In-service training programs.
8 (a) To conduct in-service training programs for teachers.
9 (b) In addition to other topics at in-service training
10programs, school guidance counselors, teachers, school social
11workers, and other school personnel who work with pupils in
12grades 7 through 12 shall be trained to identify the warning
13signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in adolescents
14and teens and shall be taught appropriate intervention and
15referral techniques. Training in suicide awareness and
16prevention techniques shall last at least 2 hours.
17 (c) School guidance counselors, nurses, teachers and other
18school personnel who work with pupils may be trained to have a
19basic knowledge of matters relating to acquired
20immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including the nature of the
21disease, its causes and effects, the means of detecting it and
22preventing its transmission, and the availability of
23appropriate sources of counseling and referral, and any other

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1information that may be appropriate considering the age and
2grade level of such pupils. The School Board shall supervise
3such training. The State Board of Education and the Department
4of Public Health shall jointly develop standards for such
6 (d) In this subsection (d):
7 "Domestic violence" means abuse by a family or household
8member, as "abuse" and "family or household members" are
9defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of
11 "Sexual violence" means sexual assault, abuse, or stalking
12of an adult or minor child proscribed in the Criminal Code of
131961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 in Sections 11-1.20, 11-1.30,
1411-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5, 12-12,
1512-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16, including sexual
16violence committed by perpetrators who are strangers to the
17victim and sexual violence committed by perpetrators who are
18known or related by blood or marriage to the victim.
19 At least once every 2 years, an in-service training program
20for school personnel who work with pupils, including, but not
21limited to, school and school district administrators,
22teachers, school guidance counselors, school social workers,
23school counselors, school psychologists, and school nurses,
24must be conducted by persons with expertise in domestic and
25sexual violence and the needs of expectant and parenting youth
26and shall include training concerning (i) communicating with

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1and listening to youth victims of domestic or sexual violence
2and expectant and parenting youth, (ii) connecting youth
3victims of domestic or sexual violence and expectant and
4parenting youth to appropriate in-school services and other
5agencies, programs, and services as needed, and (iii)
6implementing the school district's policies, procedures, and
7protocols with regard to such youth, including
8confidentiality. At a minimum, school personnel must be trained
9to understand, provide information and referrals, and address
10issues pertaining to youth who are parents, expectant parents,
11or victims of domestic or sexual violence.
12 (e) At least every 2 years, an in-service training program
13for school personnel who work with pupils must be conducted by
14persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and
16 (f) At least once every 2 years, a school board shall
17conduct in-service training on educator ethics,
18teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student conduct
19for all personnel.
20(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-471, eff. 1-1-14.)
21 (105 ILCS 5/34-18.7) (from Ch. 122, par. 34-18.7)
22 Sec. 34-18.7. Adolescent and teen mental illness and
23suicide detection and intervention. School guidance
24counselors, teachers, school social workers, and other school
25personnel who work with pupils in grades 7 through 12 shall be

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1trained to identify the warning signs of mental illness and
2suicidal behavior in adolescents and teens and shall be taught
3various intervention techniques. Such training shall be
4provided within the framework of existing in-service training
5programs offered by the Board or as part of the professional
6development activities required under Section 21-14 of this
7Code. Training in suicide awareness and prevention techniques
8shall last at least 2 hours.
9(Source: P.A. 98-471, eff. 1-1-14.)