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Mental health issues in schools extend beyond special education classrooms, and each school professional needs to have a clear idea of what the law requires and how to comply with the plethora of regulations and procedures. In this engaging instruction, experienced practitioners will share their methods to preventing student neglect and discrimination, and their hard-won resolution approaches. Help every student get the best possible education with this focused school law guide to student mental health. Order today!
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BRIDGET COOK served as general counsel (retired) with Antelope Valley Union High School District in Lancaster since 1998. As legal counsel for the school district, she advised the school board and school district administration, providing counsel in school district compliance matters in all areas of school law focusing on special education, human resources, personnel investigations and non-discrimination. Ms. Cook is a board member of the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys and the California Council of School Attorneys (past president). She earned her B.A. degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and her J.D. degree from Whittier College.
MELDIE M. MOORE is executive director and attorney with Moore Law for Children, APC. Ms. Moore focuses her practice in Family Formation and Education. Family Formation includes Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) Law. The education practice includes special education and school discipline. She has been in practice for over 20 years. Ms. Moore earned her B.A. degree from Franklin & Marshall College, her J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, and her LL.M. degree in Prosecutorial Science from Chapman University School of Law.
SHAWNA L. PARKS is the principal and founder of the Law Office of Shawna L. Parks, which litigates civil rights, education and disability rights cases, including both individual cases and class actions. She is currently class counsel on a number of education cases, including a case alleging systemic failure to identify and evaluate students in need of special education services. Her education work has a particular emphasis on cases involving youth with disabilities who have behavior issues and/or where there is court or police involvement, youth with chronic medical conditions, youth with mental health conditions, and environmental justice issues at schools. Ms. Parks has twice been named an Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer magazine and is a recipient of the Breaking Education Barriers award from Learning Rights Law Center. Ms. Parks was an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, where she co-taught disability rights and special education law. In the past, she has been the director of litigation at both Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles and Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. degree from Berkeley Law.