Responding to Escalating Mental Health Needs in Schools

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Host – David Nash, Esq., Director of Legal Education and National Outreach, FEA

Guest – Maureen A. Brogan, LPC, ACS, DAAETS, DRCC, Program Manager, Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth (TLC), Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care

Recent data suggests an alarming spike in mental health needs for students and staff in our public schools.  In this episode, participants will learn about legal requirements under state and federal law related to addressing mental health needs, including a new State law regarding depression screening for students, expansions of state requirements related to health insurance coverage, an overview of the interactive process and reasonable accommodations, and key mental health considerations related to school security.