School Advocacy for Social Work and Other Mental Health Professionals
Live Online Workshop
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
NYSED and ASWB Approved for 3 CE contact hours
Children receiving social work and related school emotional and behavioral support services are often in need of individualized educational interventions and services in order to appropriately access learning and to make adequate educational progress. Being informed about the process of obtaining such supports and learning strategies for effective collaboration with school teams will enhance a social worker’s and/or related school services staff’s ability to advocate for the needs of the children.
Through this workshop, participants will gain the necessary knowledge to effectively advocate for school-based supports and services for school-age children. Laws governing the provision of these supports and services, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will be reviewed, with a focus on the child and family's rights within the public school system. Tips will be provided for advocating for students through each step of the process, from initial request for supports, to selecting and implementing appropriate interventions and accommodations, to monitoring students' progress. Strategies for working collaboratively with school teams will also be discussed.
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand the different methods for obtaining special education and related services and academic accommodations through the public school system, as well as how to effectively work with these systems as a social worker or licensed mental health professional.
- Define the steps involved in obtaining such supports and services, and be aware of the rights of students and their families, and how these services relate to practice.
- Obtain strategies for effective collaboration with school teams in their day-to-day duties.
Meghan Jorgenson, PsyD
Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, NYU Child Study Center, Hassenfeld Child Hospital at NYU Langone
Meghan Jorgenson, PsyD, is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. She earned her Doctor of Psychology at Widener University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship training in neuropsychology at the Child Study Center. She specializes in the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders, including learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), communication disorders, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Jorgenson co-leads the postdoctoral fellowship training program for the Child Study Center’s Neuropsychology and Learning Service and is actively involved in the supervision of trainees at all levels. Current research projects include examining the utility of pediatric neuropsychological evaluations in helping children obtain educational and therapeutic supports, and the role of neuropsychological consultation in diabetes management and quality of life in children with Type 1 Diabetes. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State.
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If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:
- Refund requests made on or before December 8 (by midnight): full refund
- Refund requests made on or before December 11 (by midnight): 50% refund
- Refund requests made on or after December 14: no refund
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