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§ 13-1311-B. Trauma-informed approach

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: June 28, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIII-B. School Safety and Security
Effective: June 28, 2019
24 P.S. § 13-1311-B
§ 13-1311-B. Trauma-informed approach
No later than August 31, 2019, the committee shall develop a model trauma-informed approach plan that shall be used by a school entity applying for a grant under section 1306-B(j)(21).1 The plan must include the following:
(1) Designation of at least one individual who:
(i) is assigned to the school;
(ii) oversees the implementation of the plan, integrating the coordination of services and professional development into the school entity's comprehensive plan; and
(iii) serves as a member of a school's student assistance program.
(2) Coordination of services among:
(i) the student and the student's family;
(ii) the school; and
(iii) county-based services, community care organizations, public health entities, nonprofit youth service providers, community-based organizations, organizations that provide before or after-school care and other similar groups that are located in the community.
(3) Indication of how coordinated services are provided based on a trauma-informed approach with an understanding, recognition and responsiveness to the effects of trauma on education, absenteeism and school completion, including the secondary impact of trauma on school employees.
(4) Utilization of evidence-based or evidence-informed approaches that are tailored to the community to ensure that data is collected and the effectiveness of the trauma-informed approaches are determined.
(5) Professional development and support for school staff which fosters a culture in the school entity and community that is informed about how to understand, recognize and respond to trauma and address the impact of trauma on students as a secondary impact on school employees.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIII-B, § 1311-B, added 2019, June 28, P.L. 146, No. 18, § 15, imd. effective.


24 P.S. § 13-1306-B.
24 P.S. § 13-1311-B, PA ST 24 P.S. § 13-1311-B
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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