Bill Text: TX SB1356 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to human trafficking and its victims and the care of juveniles who have experienced traumatic events.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Passed) 2013-06-14 - Effective on 9/1/13 [SB1356 Detail]

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  83R8950 EAH-D
  By: Van de Putte S.B. No. 1356
  relating to requiring trauma-informed care training for certain
  staff of county and state juvenile facilities.
         SECTION 1.  Section 221.002, Human Resources Code, is
  amended by adding Subsection (c-1) to read as follows:
         (c-1)  In adopting rules under Subsection (a)(3), the board
  shall require probation officers, detention officers, and
  court-supervised community-based program personnel to receive
  trauma-informed care training. The training must provide
  specialized skills for working with juveniles who have experienced
  traumatic events.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter A, Chapter 221, Human Resources Code,
  is amended by adding Section 221.0061 to read as follows:
         Sec. 221.0061.  TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE TRAINING. The
  department shall include trauma-informed care training in the
  preservice or in-service training the department provides for
  juvenile probation officers.
         SECTION 3.  Section 242.009(b), Human Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The department shall provide each juvenile correctional
  officer employed by the department with at least 300 hours of
  training, which must include on-the-job training, before the
  officer independently commences the officer's duties at the
  facility.  The training must provide the officer with information
  and instruction related to the officer's duties, including
  information and instruction concerning:
               (1)  the juvenile justice system of this state,
  including the juvenile correctional facility system;
               (2)  security procedures;
               (3)  the supervision of children committed to the
               (4)  signs of suicide risks and suicide precautions;
               (5)  signs and symptoms of the abuse, assault, neglect,
  and exploitation of a child, including sexual abuse and sexual
  assault, and the manner in which to report the abuse, assault,
  neglect, or exploitation of a child;
               (6)  the neurological, physical, and psychological
  development of adolescents;
               (7)  department rules and regulations, including
  rules, regulations, and tactics concerning the use of force;
               (8)  appropriate restraint techniques;
               (9)  the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (42 U.S.C.
  Section 15601, et seq.);
               (10)  the rights and responsibilities of children in
  the custody of the department;
               (11)  interpersonal relationship skills;
               (12)  the social and cultural lifestyles of children in
  the custody of the department;
               (13)  first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
               (14)  counseling techniques;
               (15)  conflict resolution and dispute mediation,
  including de-escalation techniques;
               (16)  behavior management;
               (17)  mental health issues; [and]
               (18)  employee rights, employment discrimination, and
  sexual harassment; and
               (19)  trauma-informed care.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.