Arizona School Resource Officers Start Training On Teen Mental Health

Published: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 1:38pm
Updated: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 3:35pm
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Alma Hernandez
Alma Hernandez

Starting Monday, school resource officers will be offered training on adolescent mental health and what they can do to intervene effectively and safely.

Democratic Arizona Rep. Alma Hernandez knows firsthand how unsafe an interaction with officers can be when they are not prepared to handle a crisis.

In fact, after sharing her story, Gov. Doug Ducey sought her help.

The Show spoke with Rep. Hernandez to talk about the painful experience she had as a student, and how that has pushed her to protect other students today.

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