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Welcome to the 2019 California Student Mental Wellness Conference!
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Wednesday, January 23 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Legally Speaking: What You Need to Know About Addressing Students' Mental Health at School

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Schools face an increase in students with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health issues. Participants will learn essential steps to ensure students with mental health impairments are provided the supports to which they are legally entitled. We will discuss when to initiate a referral for special education, how to evaluate students, how to develop legally-defensible mental health goals, and what services and supports may be necessary, including residential placements.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Edwards, JD

Heather Edwards, JD

Partner, Girard, Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP
Heather Edwards is an attorney who specializes in providing legal counsel to school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and SELPAs throughout the state. Ms. Edwards’ practice areas include special education, human resources/personnel, collective bargaining and... Read More →
avatar for Eric Stevens, JD

Eric Stevens, JD

Partner, Girard, Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP
Eric Stevens advises public employers throughout California on wide-ranging issues.  Mr. Stevens assists school districts, county offices of education, SELPAs, and charter schools with their unique needs, including credentialing, pupil discipline, special education, and labor and... Read More →



Wednesday January 23, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST
306 Sacramento Convention Center 1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814