Meeting the Requirements of Recent Mental Health Legislation
Iowa's AEAs are providing support to Iowa schools to meet the requirements of Senate File 2113. This legislation requires school districts to provide annual employee training and protocols in two areas:
- Suicide Prevention and Postvention
- Identification of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and strategies to mitigate toxic stress response
Iowa’s AEAs also offer Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training that focuses on how to help students experiencing a mental health, addiction challenge, or crisis. YMHFA is a nationally recognized curriculum.
The download contains additional details about the supports offered by Iowa's AEAs.