2-Part Food for Thought Lunch Series

Part Two: Residential Treatment Center
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Special education leaders and teams are invited to this unique 2-part workshop, focused on mental health. Come join colleagues to discuss trends and hear legal and practical viewpoints from presenters.

Workshop Focus

Sometimes, students who are eligible for an IEP have issues/facts/circumstances outside of school that affect their ability to attend school or participate at school. The same is true for students not yet eligible for especial education. In some cases, this may lead to requests from parents for placement at a residential treatment center (RTC) based on what is happening with the student outside of school. What is your district’s duty to consider and address issues occurring outside of school, such as refusal to attend school, intrafamilial violence, drug abuse, and/or antisocial behavior? The law is nuanced. Today’s FFT will cover recent case law focusing in on when matters at home or outside of school can require/trigger a District’s responsibility to place a student in an RTC. After attending the FFT today, attendees will be better prepared to address requests for RTC placement. Based on best practices and case law examples, we will also discuss out-of-the-box strategies used by districts to serve student in these situations.


School districts and employees are often confronted with students who present differently at school and outside of school. This FFT will shed light on the difficult question of what is legally required when issues occurring outside of school are educationally related, and what IEP teams need to consider when parents request special education a RTC placement for behaviors which staff feel are not manifesting/occurring at school.

Join Us

During this FFT, you will hear from attorneys experienced in advising school districts on legal requirements on serving students with social-emotional needs, and litigating these issues before OAH.


$105 per person
(Includes Lunch)

This event is reserved for school district or public agency employees only. Please contact Client Services for more information.

Event Info:

  • May 10th, 2019
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Rio City Café
  • 1110 Front St.
    Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Workshop