2021 Indiana Code
Title 20. Education
Article 19. State Administration of Elementary and Secondary Education
Chapter 5. Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Plan
20-19-5-2. Plan Recommendations

Universal Citation: IN Code § 20-19-5-2 (2021)

Sec. 2. The children's social, emotional, and behavioral health plan shall recommend:

(1) procedures for the identification and assessment of social, emotional, and mental health issues;

(2) procedures to assist a child and the child's family in obtaining necessary services to treat social, emotional, and mental health issues;

(3) procedures to coordinate provider services and interagency referral networks for an individual from birth through twenty-two (22) years of age;

(4) guidelines for incorporating social, emotional, and behavioral development into school learning standards and education programs;

(5) that social, emotional, and mental health screening be included as a part of routine examinations in schools and by health care providers;

(6) procedures concerning the positive development of children, including:

(A) social, emotional, and behavioral development;

(B) learning; and

(C) behavioral health;

(7) plans for creating a children's social, emotional, and behavioral health system with shared accountability among state agencies that will:

(A) conduct ongoing needs assessments;

(B) use outcome indicators and benchmarks to measure progress; and

(C) implement quality data tracking and reporting systems;

(8) a state budget for children's social, emotional, and mental health prevention and treatment;

(9) how state agencies and local entities can obtain federal funding and other sources of funding to implement a children's social, emotional, and behavioral health plan;

(10) how to maintain and expand the workforce to provide mental health services for individuals from birth through twenty-two (22) years of age and families;

(11) how employers of mental health professionals may:

(A) improve employee job satisfaction; and

(B) retain employees;

(12) how to facilitate research on best practices and model programs for children's social, emotional, and behavioral health;

(13) how to disseminate research and provide training and educational materials concerning the children's social, emotional, and behavioral health program to:

(A) policymakers;

(B) practitioners; and

(C) the general public; and

(14) how to implement a public awareness campaign to:

(A) reduce the stigma of mental illness; and

(B) educate individuals:

(i) about the benefits of children's social, emotional, and behavioral development; and

(ii) how to access children's social, emotional, and behavioral development services.

As added by P.L.234-2005, SEC.79.

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