FFB(LOCAL) - STUDENT WELFARE: CRISIS INTERVENTION

Prevention and Intervention Programs

The District shall implement programs for mental health promotion and intervention, substance abuse prevention and intervention and suicide prevention for students, which shall include training for appropriate District staff on early warning signs and the possible need for intervention.

Each campus shall designate a Campus Crisis Team that shall follow procedures set forth in the District Crisis Intervention Procedural Manual for the purpose of identifying students who may be in need of mental health intervention or who may be at risk of committing suicide. The manual shall be posted on the Guidance and Counseling website.

Making a Report

In accordance with the District's Crisis Intervention Procedural Manual the Campus Crisis Team shall meet with the parent or legal guardian and the student who displays early warning signs indicating a possible need for early mental health or substance abuse intervention or who may be at risk of committing suicide.

Notice to Parent

When the Campus Crisis Team receives a report that a student is possibly in need of mental health or substance abuse intervention or at risk or committing suicide, the Team shall notify the student's parent and shall complete the Notification of Emergency Conference documentation to obtain parent/legal guardian signatures and provide information about available counseling options.

Medical Screenings

Only a student's parent may consent to a medical screening. Unless a student's parent has provided prior consent, no medical screening shall be used as part of the process of identifying whether a student is possibly in need of intervention or at risk of committing suicide.

Brownsville ISD

FFB(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2017.09

DATE ISSUED: 3/12/2018