(105 ILCS 5/10-22.39)
In-service training programs.
(a) To conduct in-service training programs for teachers.
(b) In addition to
other topics at in-service training
programs, school guidance counselors, teachers, school social workers, and
other school personnel who work with pupils in grades 7 through 12 shall be
trained to identify the warning signs of mental illness and suicidal behavior in adolescents
and teens and shall be taught appropriate intervention and referral techniques.
(c) School guidance counselors, nurses, teachers and other school personnel
who work with pupils may be trained to have a basic knowledge of matters
relating to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including the nature
of the disease, its causes and effects, the means of detecting it and
preventing its transmission, and the availability of appropriate sources of
counseling and referral, and any other information that may be appropriate
considering the age and grade level of such pupils. The School Board shall
supervise such training. The State Board of Education and the Department
of Public Health shall jointly develop standards for such training.
(d) In this subsection (d):
"Domestic violence" means abuse by a family or household member, as "abuse" and "family or household members" are defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
"Sexual violence" means sexual assault, abuse, or stalking of an adult or minor child proscribed in the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 in Sections 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5, 12-12, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16, including sexual violence committed by perpetrators who are strangers to the victim and sexual violence committed by perpetrators who are known or related by blood or marriage to the victim.
At least once every 2 years, an in-service training program for school personnel who work with pupils, including, but not limited to, school and school district administrators, teachers, school guidance counselors, school social workers, school counselors, school psychologists, and school nurses, must be conducted by persons with expertise in domestic and sexual violence and the needs of expectant and parenting youth and shall include training concerning (i) communicating with and listening to youth victims of domestic or sexual violence and expectant and parenting youth, (ii) connecting youth victims of domestic or sexual violence and expectant and parenting youth to appropriate in-school services and other agencies, programs, and services as needed, and (iii) implementing the school district's policies, procedures, and protocols with regard to such youth, including confidentiality. At a minimum, school personnel must be trained to understand, provide information and referrals, and address issues pertaining to youth who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence.
(e) At least every 2 years, an in-service training program for school personnel who work with pupils must be conducted by persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and management.
(f) At least once every 2 years, a school board shall conduct in-service training on educator ethics, teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student conduct for all personnel.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-471, eff. 1-1-14.)