Bullying Prevention SSHB 1163 (2011)
Adds mental health and suicide prevention to the essential academic learning standards in health and fitness RCW 28A.230.095
Troubled Youth ESHB 1336 (2013)
School counselor, psychologist, social worker, and nurse to receive suicide prevention training.
Issues of Abuse course content include recognition, screening, and response to emotional or behavioral distress in students, substance abuse, violence, and youth suicide.
School districts must adopt a plan for recognition, screening, and response to emotional or behavioral distress in students: substance abuse, violence, and youth suicide.
OSPI to develop and maintain a Model School District Plan for Recognition, initial screening, and response to emotional or behavioral distress.
Requires that each Educational Service District develop and maintain the capacity to train on youth suicide screening and referral, and student emotional and behavioral distress.
K-12 Schools Suicide Prevention SSB 6431 (2014)
OSPI to assist schools in implementing youth suicide prevention activities.
Sexual Abuse Response Plans HB 2597 (2016)
School districts plan must also include training for recognition of sexual abuse, notification requirements, and staff response procedures.