(1) The CSCT program must be delivered by adequately trained staff. Training should be competency-based and must be documented and maintained in personnel files.
(2) All CSCT program staff are required to receive a minimum of 18 hours of orientation training during the first three months of employment which addresses all of the following:
(a) certified de-escalation training inclusive of physical and nonphysical methods;
(b) child development;
(c ) behavior management;
(d) crisis planning;
(e) roles and responsibilities of CSCT staff in the school setting;
(f) school culture;
(g) confidentiality requirements;
(h) staff and program supervision; and
(i) CSCT program procedures.
(3) All CSCT program staff are required to receive a minimum of 18 hours training per year in topics that support staff competency in working with youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) to decrease severity of presenting symptoms. Training must include:
(a) positive behavioral intervention planning and support;
(b) classroom and youth behavior management techniques that include certified de-escalation training inclusive of physical and nonphysical methods;
(c) evidence and research-based therapeutic interventions and practices;
(d) progress monitoring techniques to inform treatment decisions; and
(e) trauma-informed practices.