This program will be significantly different from previous programs offered by Innovative Educators on this topic. The presenters will draw primarily from three case studies to offer practical and detailed advice on how these cases were and should be handled.
Those signing up for the program are encouraged to submit their own case studies and scenarios along with some basic information about their school (e.g. community/open enrollment or residential/four year school). Please submit case studies/scenarios to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your institution’s name and any identifying information will be kept private.
Following the Title II change in March of 2011, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has narrowed the language regarding the removal of students from “threat to self and others” to “threat to others.” In effect, it shifts an institution’s ability to remove students from campus who are suicidal, psychotic, or experiencing another severe mental health episode through the involuntary medical withdrawal policy.
Institutions must now ask themselves:
- What do you do with a student who is chronically suicidal? What do you do when parents and students line up outside of your office and demand her removal? You can no longer force her to withdraw from campus.
- How do you handle the community college student who believes the world is going to end? The student rants and raves to others around campus and threatens to kill himself before the end of the world. You can no longer have him evaluated and force a medical leave.
- What about the student who suffers from chronic eating disorder behaviors and concerns others around campus? She frequently passes out from fatigue and other students are worried about her safety. Poor medical choices and self-harm behavior are no longer enough cause to remove a student through a medical withdrawal.
What is an institution to do? How should campus administrators and officials react to these situations? Simply changing policy and procedures is not enough. This webinar will review several scenarios as well as three practical case studies, exploring how these particular cases were handled and offering practical and detailed advice given the new regulations. Participants will also review case studies and scenarios submitted by the audience and get direct, critical advice from the speaker.
- Learn how to manage at-risk, suicidal students through the campus conduct process and voluntary medical withdrawal
- Discuss how to address behavior through a team/case management approach
- Learn about the role and inclusion of ADA accommodations
- Analyze and discuss case studies focusing on how to address similar situations that occur on their campuses
- 2-year institutions & 4-year institutions
- Student Services/Affairs
- Residence Life
- Student Life
- Campus Safety