Mental Health Training for Students
In Florida, quality mental and emotional health education has been identified as a high priority. Effective for the 2019/20 school year, three different statutes have been released by the Florida Legislature that require all districts to provide education to students in the following areas.
Rule 6A-1.094121, F.A.C. Mental and Emotional Health Education (5 hours of instruction for students in grades 6-12).
Rule 6A-1.094122, F.A.C. Substance Use and Abuse Health Education (grades K-12)
Rule 6A-1.094123, F.A.C. Child Trafficking Prevention Education (grades K-12)
The School Support and Learning Divisions have collaborated to develop a plan for implementation of these requirements.