Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Moves Forward Legislation to Create a Pupil Support Training Program: Mental Health Resources

 AB 2124 (C. Garcia) would establish the Pupil Peer Support Training Program. The Program would be implemented by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) as a competitive grant program to be administered by CDE. Specifically, the measure would encourage school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools, to apply for grants to fund peer support training programs at schools for students in grades 9 to 12.

AB 2124 would also require CDE to compile and post on their website a list of evidence-based peer support programs that applicants may adopt for purposes in compliance with this Program. The bill would require training and ongoing supervision of any peer support training programs be conducted by school staff holding a Pupil Personnel Services credential.