Bullying, Harassment, & Intimidation of Children with Disabilities and Discipline of Students with Disabilities in Maryland Public Schools

June 26, 2018, 9:00 am to 12:15 pm
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Presenters:
Mallory Finn, Esq and Alyssa Navarrete, Esq

CEUs/Category:
3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs

Part 1: Bullying, Harassment, & Intimidation of Children with Disabilities

This workshop will provide an overview of federal and state law and regulations, guidance from the federal government, and policies about bullying, harassment, and intimidation. The presenters will discuss how to address the issue in home, school, and the community, as well as provide tips for service providers and families.                            

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Identify types of bullying, who are affected by bullying, where bullying occurs, and why bullying is a problem in the school setting.  
  2. Implement strategies at bullying, harassment, and intimidation of students with disabilities in Maryland public schools.
  3. Summarize statistics on bullying and compare the prevalence of bullying among children with disabilities in comparison to their nondisabled peers.
  4. Apply federal guidance, state laws and policies, and case law addressing bullying.    
  5. Utilize evidence-informed prevention strategies and effective ways to address bullying through a child’s Individualized Education Program.

Part 2: Discipline of Students with Disabilities in Maryland Public Schools

This workshop will provide an overview of school discipline in Maryland, including the laws governing school discipline. The presenters will discuss the types of suspensions and expulsions and the process to appeal a suspension or expulsion. They will provide information about additional protections for students with disabilities and recent Maryland legislation related to school discipline.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Identify school discipline regulations that apply to all students.
  2. Apply additional protections for students with disabilities.
  3. Utilize school discipline data in Maryland recent Maryland legislation related to school discipline.
  4. Participate in manifestation determination meetings, functional behavioral assessments, and behavioral intervention plans.

Target Populations:

  • Educators
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Support and other school staff
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Law professionals
  • Family members

 

Note:

Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and Social Workers. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  3.0 to 6.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to Social Workers and licensed psychologists. This seminar reflects program content and is intended to meet the Maryland license requirement to enhance competence in the provision of psychological services to culturally diverse populations. No conflicts have been identified.

For more information on our Summer Learning Series or to request accommodation or assistance for individuals with disabilities, please contact us by phone at 443-923-9555, email Training.MCDD@KennedyKrieger.org , or visit MCDD.KennedyKrieger.org 

 

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