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Session VIII: FERPA, Child abuse; 504; Foster & Homeless Youth. CED614 Harvey Hoyo , Ed.D. National University- Costa Mesa. Think, Pair, Share #1. What are the basic elements of FERPA?. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Privacy of Studentâ€™s Educational Records.
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Harvey Hoyo, Ed.D.
National University- Costa Mesa
What are the basic elements of FERPA?
Privacy of Student’s Educational Records
● Applies to all educational agencies or
institutions that receive funds under
any program administered by the
Secretary of Education
● Enforced by the Family Policy
Compliance Office of the U.S.
Department of Education
You need to file a child abuse report. Your Principal wants to call the parents in and talk to them about better approaches to discipline. What can you say to make your Principal feel heard and supported, and yet at the same time meet your statutory obligations?
Responsibilities and Reporting Procedures
School Counselors are mandated reporters
Most NORMAL injuries occur on the front of the body.
Primary target zone for abuse is the back, the elbows and knees, also includes the face, hands & wrists.
80% OF CHILD ABUSERS ARE
PARENTS OR OTHER RELATIVES
3 out of 4 child slayings in industrialized world occur in USA
1 out of 3 girls are sexually abused before they reach age 18
1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18
Non-accidental injury of a child that leaves marks, scars, bruises, or broken bones.
Aggressive or withdrawn
Afraid to go home
Failure to provide needed, age appropriate care. (food, clothing, shelter, protection from harm, supervision appropriate to the child’s development, hygiene, and medical care)
Lack of appropriate supervision
Unattended physical problems or medical needs
Inappropriate clothing for weather conditions
Rejecting, terrorizing, berating, ignoring, and isolating, that is likely to cause serious impairment of the physical, social, mental, or emotional capacities of the child.
Failure to thrive
Lags in physical development
Habit disorders, conduct disorders
Sleep disorders or inhibition of play
Aggressive or passive
Fondling, sexual intercourse, assault, rape, date rape, incest, child prostitution, exposure and pornography
Inappropriate sexual knowledge
Abrupt change in personality
Poor peer relationships
Promiscuous behavior/seductive behavior
If a minor engages in “lewd and lascivious acts” with an older or younger partner, is a report required?
(National Center for Youth Law )
Are there other situations in which sexual intercourse must be reported?
(National Center for Youth Law)
P.C. Section 11165.6 of the Penal Code mandates licensed PPS to report suspected incidents of Child Abuse or Child Neglect within 36 hrs
Any information of a personal nature disclosed by a pupil 12 years of age or older in the process of receiving counseling from a school counselor is confidential.
Any information of a personal nature disclosed to a school counselor by a parent or guardian of a pupil who is 12 years of age or older and who is in the process of receiving counseling from a school counselor is confidential.
The information shall not become part of the pupil record, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 49061, without the written consent of the person who disclosed the confidential information
As a counselor in the State of California do you have a right to refuse to take a survey or submit an evaluation conducted by your school district involving:
Personal values, attitudes, & beliefs
Political affiliations or opinions
Critical appraisals of others in your family
Religious affiliations or beliefs
Yes, but be cautious
Write three things you know about 504?
No otherwise qualified individual with a disability...shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Who is Protected?
Identification, evaluation, or placement decisions may be appealed by submission of a written request
After mediation or impartial hearing, a written decision must be provided to person making the appeal
The District will promptly investigate all claims of disability-based discrimination/harassment and take reasonable actions to stop future recurrence