Supporting and Protecting the Rights of Students at Risk of Self-Harm in the Era of COVID-19

Provides information about Federal civil rights laws that protect students with mental health disabilities. This fact sheet includes scenarios that illustrate when the U.S. Department of Education might investigate a potential violation; gives schools and postsecondary institutions a list of action steps to create an environment responsive to students with mental health disabilities; and provides educational and crisis resources for students, families, and educators.

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U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division & U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

American Institutes for Research

U.S. Department of Education

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