CCPS 2020-2021 Mental and Emotional Education Implementation Plan

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  • New State Requirement - Rule 6A-1.094121: Mental and Emotional Health Education 

    (1) School districts must annually provide a minimum of five (5) hours of instruction to students in grades 6-12 related to youth mental health awareness and assistance, including suicide prevention and the impacts of substance abuse; 

    (2) Using the health education standards adopted in Rule 6A-1.09401, F.A.C., Student Performance Standards, the instruction for youth mental and emotional health will advance each year through developmentally appropriate instruction and skill building and must address, at a minimum, the following topics:  

    • Recognition of signs and symptoms of mental health disorders 
    • Prevention of mental health disorders 
    • Mental health awareness and assistance 
    • How to reduce the stigma around mental health disorders 
    • Awareness of resources (school, local and community) 
    • The process of accessing treatment 
    • Strategies to develop healthy coping strategies 
    • Strategies for supporting friends, family or peers with mental health disorders 
    • Prevention of suicide 

    Prevention of abuse and addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and drugs.