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January 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST - SHPC Webinar

What is the scope of a school’s obligation to protect students from self-harm? Are students with anxiety entitled to accommodations? How should a school respond to a student’s threats of violence?

In this webinar, Sara Schwartz will explore the various ways that student mental health issues are manifesting in schools, and will discuss recent, significant case law clarifying the scope of a school’s legal duty to protect students from self-harm, how schools should respond when students have expressed suicidal ideation or other mental health issues, and practical solutions for risk management in this complex and quickly-evolving area.

Topics will include: 

  • A School’s Legal Duties Regarding Student Self-Harm In The Wake Of Nguyen v. MIT
  • Creating A Suicide Prevention Protocol
  • Establishing A Process For Student Mental Health Assessment
  • Crafting Policies Regarding Medical Leaves

Who should attend?

  • Head of School
  • Dean of Students
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • School Nurse
  • Medical Director
  • Counselors

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