During the 2019 legislative session, Senate bill 2149 established the requirement for each school within a district to designate an individual as a behavioral health resource coordinator.
The Department of Human Services' Behavioral Health Division is required (identified in Senate bill 2313) to provide resources on mental health awareness and suicide prevention to the behavioral health resource coordinator at each school. Resources must include information on identifying warning signs, risk factors, and the availability of resources in the community.
Behavioral Health in Education: Resources and Opportunities Technical Assistance Center (B-HERO)
The Division contracts with the Central Regional Education Association (CREA) to provide training and technical assistance resources to Behavioral Health Resource Coordinators.
Mission: To engage K-12 Behavioral Health Resource Coordinators in training, technical assistance, and opportunities to facilitate connections.
For technical assistance, questions, inquiries, and more, please contact the B-HERO Technical Assistance Center at BHero.CREA@k12.nd.us.
For more information on B-Hero, including items listed below, visit https://b-hero.org/:
- Endorsed training opportunities
- Information regarding the Behavioral Health Resource Coordinator
- How to change/update your identified Behavioral Health Resource Coordinator