2020 Every Child Counts Symposium

Part I: Beyond the Surface – Identifying and Assessing Students with Mental Health Need
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The child find obligation, while it seems straightforward to the experienced practitioner, can become particularly complicated as it relates to students with mental health needs. This presentation will explore the best practices for affirmatively seeking out students with mental health needs and avoiding child find pitfalls. We will also address pressing questions for special education and general education educators, such as:
• Can a “general education student” receive mental health services before “child find” is triggered, and if so, for how long?
• What obligations do school districts have to students who manifest mental health issues primarily at home?
• What is required for a legally defensible ERMHS assessment?
• How do educators determine whether a student’s mental health needs require an IEP, a Section 504 plan, or something else?

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

Event Info:

  • February 5th, 2020
  • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
  • JW Marriott Desert Springs
  • 74-855 Country Club Dr.
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Conference