Ch 7: Legal Issues in School Counseling

About This Chapter

Review the legal issues related to school counseling in this chapter. You will learn about legislation affecting student populations, safeguards to student welfare, and procedural expectations for school counselors as you go through them.

Legal Issues in School Counseling - Chapter Summary

The content in this chapter will reacquaint you with significant legal issues sometimes faced by school counselors. Important legislation will be discussed including ADA and IDEA. You will learn about common legal situations in which counselors become involved in order to protect students, and the effect of important individuals on the delivery of educational programs. Title IX and Title II are discussed along with constitutional rights of students and parents. Other topics include:

  • Section 504 & IEPs in the classroom
  • FERPA- The Buckley Amendment
  • Special education parent & student rights
  • Types & characteristics of child abuse & neglect
  • Intervention procedures for child abuse & neglect

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14 Lessons in Chapter 7: Legal Issues in School Counseling
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Protecting Students from Common Legal Issues in Education

1. Protecting Students from Common Legal Issues in Education

Many laws protect the rights of students so they can focus on studying. This lesson discusses common laws designed to protect student privacy and shield students from discrimination.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History & Accessibility Guidelines

2. What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History & Accessibility Guidelines

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? Learn about the ADA's history, the individuals it protects, the accessibility guidelines, as well as how the disability movement ensured the passing of this important legislation.

What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

3. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

4. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.

Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

5. Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

In this lesson, we will explore what an Individual Education Program (IEP) is and the three key components of an IEP. We will also discuss who needs an IEP and who does not.

Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

6. Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

This lesson provides an overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment. You'll come away with a sense of how this law impacts teachers, administrators, and students.

Constitutional Rights of Students & Parents in Educational Settings

7. Constitutional Rights of Students & Parents in Educational Settings

As Americans, our government guarantees us certain rights regardless of age, religion, gender, race, and disabilities. In this lesson, we'll discuss some of the rights held by students and parents within a school setting.

Special Education Parent & Student Rights

8. Special Education Parent & Student Rights

Special education students and their parents have unique needs. This lesson will explore the rights of special needs students and their parents and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Title IX & Gender Equity: Definition & Facts

9. Title IX & Gender Equity: Definition & Facts

Many people have heard of Title IX with regards to athletics, but did you know that it goes way beyond just letting girls play sports? In this lesson, we'll examine the scope of Title IX and its impact on education and gender equality.

Title II of the Education Amendments of 1976

10. Title II of the Education Amendments of 1976

In 1976, five amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Vocational Education Act of 1963 were passed. In this lesson we will explore Title II, focusing on how it expanded vocational education in the U.S. and addresses particular areas of that discipline.

Carl Perkins' Effect on Technical Education Legislation

11. Carl Perkins' Effect on Technical Education Legislation

In this lesson you will learn who Carl D. Perkins was, the legislation that he advocated to improve the quality of technical education in the United States, how that legislation has changed over time, and how that legislation has impacted career and technical education at the high school and post-secondary levels.

Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects

12. Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects

Child abuse is a major problem in our world today. Counselors must be educated in the topic, particularly the four types of abuse, their effects, and what to focus on in therapy.

Child Abuse & Neglect Intervention Procedures

13. Child Abuse & Neglect Intervention Procedures

When child abuse or neglect is suspected, educators must take action. In this lesson, we'll discuss the procedures for intervening when child abuse or neglect is suspected.

Legal Issues in Counseling

14. Legal Issues in Counseling

In this lesson, we will be looking at the legal issues in counseling. We will be discussing the importance of credentialing, what the client's rights are regarding their records, privileged communication, duty to report child abuse, and duty to warn.

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