Welcome to dese.mo.gov. We hope you enjoy the site, and we welcome your feedback.

Bullying, Suicide Prevention, and Trauma Informed


The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in collaboration with a team of content experts and stakeholders will meet in October to address the following legislation: 

HB 1583:  This bill addresses bullying/youth suicide prevention.  DESE shall develop guidelines, materials and model policy for trainings and professional development for youth suicide awareness and prevention.

SB 638:  This bill addresses trauma-informed schools.  DESE shall provide information regarding the trauma-informed approach to all school districts, offer trainings and develop a website. 


List of participants

Administrative Memos


Web Applications