Reporting Requirements, Intervention Policies, Negligence Claims and More
With teen suicide rates on the rise, it is crucial for counsel to understand what legal steps schools can and should take to address this alarming trend. Does the school's intervention policy comply with the law? Have staff been trained on how to appropriately address cyberbullying and other forms of harassment? Are mandatory reporting requirements being followed? This program will provide a comprehensive overview of the critical legal steps schools must take to comply with the law and mitigate liability. Order today!
- Review mandated requirements for reporting and staff training.
- Draft intervention policies that are compliant, effective and up to date.
- Consider the legal issues surrounding bullying and harassment in schools.
- Explore recent case law on school and counselor liability for student suicide.
1:00 pm to 4:15 pm Eastern Standard Time
1:00 - 2:30, Laura Tubbs Booth
- Student Suicide Awareness and Prevention Laws
- Staff Training Requirements
- Mandatory Reporting Requirements
- Public vs. Private School Requirements
- Required Policies and Procedures
- Referring Students to State Agencies and Mental Health Providers
- Development and Implementation of Intervention Policies and Procedures
- Drafting Compliant Policies
- Conducting Staff Training
- Documenting School Responses
- Screening and Evaluations - Identifying At-Risk Students
- Reviewing and Updating - Ensuring all Policies are Current
2:45 - 4:15, Erin D. Gilsbach
- Addressing Harassment and Bullying Legal Issues
- Suicide and Bullying: What Schools Should do
- Social Media Training for Students
- Recent Case Law
- School and Counselor Liability for Student Suicide
- Duty to Warn - What Are Schools Obligated to do?
- Interventions for At-Risk Students
- School Communications with Parents
- Case Law and Negligence Claims
This program is intended for attorneys. School administrators, teachers and paralegals may also benefit.