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Distressed and Dangerous Students: District Liability Issues and Best Practices

 
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Presented by Darcy Kriha, Esq.

The mental health needs of students are increasing while community resources serving this fragile segment of our society are decreasing. In the K-12 realm, this has contributed to a growing tension between balancing the rights of students exhibiting distressing or dangerous behaviors with the safety of the general student population and overall school community.

During her 19-year career as a school attorney, Darcy Kriha has advised numerous school districts in high-profile cases and situations involving distressed and dangerous students. In this recorded audio conference, you and your staff learn the current state of the law, emerging trends and best practices, including:

  • The legality of mandating threat/risk assessments
  • Complying with student confidentiality and disability laws, including when dangerous behaviors could trigger child find responsibilities
  • Balancing a student's constitutional right to attend school with protecting the safety of others
  • How and when to utilize a 45-day interim alternative educational placement or Honig injunction for dangerous conduct and serious bodily injury
  • The use of physical restraint and seclusion as behavior management techniques
  • Determining when to involve law enforcement officials
  • Steps to take to limit school district liability

(2011. CD. 90 min. Product Code: 3801.101911. S/H: $5.50)


(Printed materials included. CDs must be prepaid. No returns on CDs.)


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