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

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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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  By: Van de Putte S.B. No. 1356
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to requiring trauma-informed care training for certain
  staff of county and state juvenile facilities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         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, juvenile supervision officers,
  and court-supervised community-based program personnel to receive
  trauma-informed care training.  The training must provide
  knowledge, in line with best practices, of how to interact 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 provide trauma-informed care training during the
  preservice training the department provides for juvenile probation
  officers, juvenile supervision officers, juvenile correctional
  officers, and juvenile parole officers.  The training must provide
  knowledge, in line with best practices, of how to interact with
  juveniles who have experienced traumatic events.
         SECTION 3.  Subsection (b), Section 242.009, 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
  department;
               (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 human trafficking, 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.
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