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HB 604 - Requires Mental Health Workers in Schools - Kentucky Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-1) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Mental Health Workers in Schools

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires public school districts to employ 1 mental health professional per 1,500 students.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires each school district to employ, or contract for the services of, mental health professionals with the goal of having 1 mental health professional per 1,500 students by the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, as funds are available (Sec. 1).

  • Requires mental health professionals to develop a trauma-informed team (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “trauma-informed approach” as incorporating principles of trauma awareness as recommended by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Sec. 1).

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Title: Requires Mental Health Workers in Schools

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