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Full Text of HB3116  103rd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
510-22.39 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/10-22.39)
7    Sec. 10-22.39. In-service training programs.
8    (a) To conduct in-service training programs for teachers.
9    (b) In addition to other topics at in-service training
10programs, at least once every 2 years, licensed school
11personnel and administrators who work with pupils in
12kindergarten through grade 12 shall be trained to identify the
13warning signs of mental illness, trauma, and suicidal behavior
14in youth and shall be taught appropriate intervention and
15referral techniques. A school district may utilize the
16Illinois Mental Health First Aid training program, established
17under the Illinois Mental Health First Aid Training Act and
18administered by certified instructors trained by a national
19association recognized as an authority in behavioral health,
20to provide the training and meet the requirements under this
21subsection. If licensed school personnel or an administrator
22obtains mental health first aid training outside of an
23in-service training program, he or she may present a



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1certificate of successful completion of the training to the
2school district to satisfy the requirements of this
4    Training regarding the implementation of trauma-informed
5practices satisfies the requirements of this subsection (b).
6    A course of instruction as described in this subsection
7(b) may provide information that is relevant to and within the
8scope of the duties of licensed school personnel or school
9administrators. Such information may include, but is not
10limited to:
11        (1) the recognition of and care for trauma in students
12    and staff;
13        (2) the relationship between educator wellness and
14    student learning;
15        (3) the effect of trauma on student behavior and
16    learning;
17        (4) the prevalence of trauma among students, including
18    the prevalence of trauma among student populations at
19    higher risk of experiencing trauma;
20        (5) the effects of implicit or explicit bias on
21    recognizing trauma among various student groups in
22    connection with race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual
23    orientation, socio-economic status, and other relevant
24    factors; and
25        (6) effective district practices that are shown to:
26            (A) prevent and mitigate the negative effect of



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1        trauma on student behavior and learning; and
2            (B) support the emotional wellness of staff.
3    (c) School counselors, nurses, teachers and other school
4personnel who work with pupils may be trained to have a basic
5knowledge of matters relating to acquired immunodeficiency
6syndrome (AIDS), including the nature of the disease, its
7causes and effects, the means of detecting it and preventing
8its transmission, and the availability of appropriate sources
9of counseling and referral, and any other information that may
10be appropriate considering the age and grade level of such
11pupils. The School Board shall supervise such training. The
12State Board of Education and the Department of Public Health
13shall jointly develop standards for such training.
14    (d) In this subsection (d):
15    "Domestic violence" means abuse by a family or household
16member, as "abuse" and "family or household members" are
17defined in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act
18of 1986.
19    "Sexual violence" means sexual assault, abuse, or stalking
20of an adult or minor child proscribed in the Criminal Code of
211961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 in Sections 11-1.20,
2211-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5,
2312-12, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16, including
24sexual violence committed by perpetrators who are strangers to
25the victim and sexual violence committed by perpetrators who
26are known or related by blood or marriage to the victim.



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1    At least once every 2 years, an in-service training
2program for school personnel who work with pupils, including,
3but not limited to, school and school district administrators,
4teachers, school social workers, school counselors, school
5psychologists, and school nurses, must be conducted by persons
6with expertise in domestic and sexual violence and the needs
7of expectant and parenting youth and shall include training
8concerning (i) communicating with and listening to youth
9victims of domestic or sexual violence and expectant and
10parenting youth, (ii) connecting youth victims of domestic or
11sexual violence and expectant and parenting youth to
12appropriate in-school services and other agencies, programs,
13and services as needed, and (iii) implementing the school
14district's policies, procedures, and protocols with regard to
15such youth, including confidentiality. At a minimum, school
16personnel must be trained to understand, provide information
17and referrals, and address issues pertaining to youth who are
18parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual
20    (e) At least every 2 years, an in-service training program
21for school personnel who work with pupils must be conducted by
22persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and
24    (f) At least once every 2 years, a school board shall
25conduct in-service training on educator ethics,
26teacher-student conduct, and school employee-student conduct



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1for all personnel.
2    (g) At least once every 2 years, a school board shall
3conduct in-service training on homelessness for all school
4personnel. The training shall include:
5        (1) the definition of homeless children and youth
6    under Section 11434a of Title 42 of the United States
7    Code;
8        (2) the signs of homelessness and housing insecurity;
9        (3) the rights of students experiencing homelessness
10    under State and federal law;
11        (4) the steps to take when a homeless or
12    housing-insecure student is identified; and
13        (5) the appropriate referral techniques, including the
14    name and contact number of the school or school district
15    homeless liaison.
16    A school board may work with a community-based
17organization that specializes in working with homeless
18children and youth to develop and provide the training.
19(Source: P.A. 101-350, eff. 1-1-20; 102-197, eff. 7-30-21;
20102-638, eff. 1-1-23; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22.)
21    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect August
2220, 2024.