Balance Student Privacy and Mandatory Reporting When Addressing Mental Health Issues
Fast and effective response in a mental health crisis can mean a difference between life and death. When addressing a student at risk, coordination between school professionals, mental health staff and the student's support base at home is essential. Get help navigating these critical steps without overstepping student privacy laws. Register today!
Review the multitude of laws that protect student privacy online and offline.
Weigh student confidentiality under FERPA against mandatory reporting duties in cases of mental health crisis.
Master the legal requirements for communicating with parents when mental health issues are suspected.
See how recent court decisions address the limits on school's ability to monitor and restrict student social media use.
This course is part of the Washington and Federal School Law: Student Mental Health series.
Continuing Legal Education WA CLE
- 2.00Approval Exp. 12/16/2026
This program may qualify for up to 2.0 hours of Washington continuing legal education (Self Study) A/V credit, which includes 2.0 hours of Law and Legal Procedure and 0.0 hour of ethics and professional responsibility.
DANA A. JONSON is a civil rights attorney in private practice in Connecticut. Her firm, The Law Offices of Dana A. Jonson, LLC, has exclusively represented the civil rights of children with disabilities through the special education process for 15 years. Ms. Jonson represents families from early in the process at PPT meetings through mediation, due process, and litigation in state or federal court if necessary. She is a graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law, where she held internships at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, and Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP, a law firm that represents children with disabilities through the special education process in Massachusetts. Ms. Jonson also holds a Master of Science degree in education from Simmons College, with a focus on intensive special needs, and a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Fairfield University. She is currently admitted to the Connecticut State and Federal bar.
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