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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the Agreement for Technical Services with National Council for Behavioral Health for the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Certification Training (Academic Support and Federal Programs)
The Youth Mental Health Awareness and Training (YMHAT) is a new discretionary project which was developed as a result of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act s.1012.584, F.S.  Pursuant to the Safety Act, school safety specialists shall ensure that all school personnel within their school districts receive youth mental health awareness and assistance training.  The Florida Department of Education has selected the National Council for Behavioral Health as the authority on youth mental health awareness and assistance training. YMHFA is the selected standardized training.  The National Council for Behavioral Health will facilitate all standardized instructor certification trainings in YMHFA.  Hillsborough County Public Schools will determine qualified staff to become YMHFA instructors who will then conduct YMHFA courses for elementary, middle, and high school staff.  

The National Council for Behavioral Health will provide one 3-day YMHFA Certification Training beginning June 25, 2019, and ending June 27, 2019.
• Improve the high school graduation rate • Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Develop, recognize, and reward employees • Develop a culture of respect, trust, collaboration and equity • Engage and communicate with families and stakeholders • Demonstrate "best practices" in all aspects of safety: student, employee, visitor, facility, transportation, and health
Grant funds in the amount of $21,500 will be available in the divisional special revenue/federal programs budget, YMHAT.  For tracking purposes, the project number specific to this agenda item is 3520.
After completion of the three day training, the number of individuals who successfully obtained the certification needed to become YMHFA trainers will be reviewed.
SUBMITTED BY:  Kimberly Workman, General Director, Exceptional Student Education
Tracye H. Brown, Assistant Superintendent   Gretchen Saunders
Academic Support and Federal Programs
(813) 272-4879
  Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
    C 6.14
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20190611_925 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.14