How to Help Student-Athletes With Mental Health Challenges

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Education law expert Rick Verstegen will detail the legal aspects of addressing student-athlete mental health. You will learn practical solutions to minimize any liability related to helping these students.

What You'll Learn

  • How do mental health issues affect athletes?
  • What duty do school officials have to protect students from self-injury?
  • Should you warn others that specific students are at risk?
  • What are the legal aspects of suicide prevention?
  • How do confidentiality laws relate to mental health concerns?
  • What obligations do you have to accommodate students with mental illnesses?

Training Overview

Do your student-athletes have mental health challenges? Learn how to help them legally.

Recent events have focused attention on the mental health issues unique to students involved in competitive sports. The combination of academics and athletics can cause stress.

Your school needs to understand the pressures athletes face, identify students who need support, and address mental health issues appropriately.

  • How do mental health issues affect athletes?
  • What duty do school officials have to protect students from self-injury?
  • Should you warn others that specific students are at risk?
  • What are the legal aspects of suicide prevention?
  • How do confidentiality laws relate to mental health concerns?
  • What obligations do you have to accommodate students with mental illnesses?

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Special education directors
  • Student services directors
  • Athletic directors
  • Other school administrators
  • Counselors
  • School psychologists

Expert Presenter

Richard F. Verstegen

  • Partner with Boardman & Clark, LLP of Madison, Wisconsin
  • School Law Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group
  • Represents educational institutions in a variety of education law matters
  • Published many articles regarding education and employment law
  • Former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School

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