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10:00am-11:30am- Opening Keynote
11:45am-1:00pm- Breakout Session 1 and 2
- Session Title: Two Sets of Standards, One Application
Presenters: Carrie Smith, Ph.D. and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S.
Session Description: As a new profession in higher education, the work of case managers has long been built on “common” practice. Looking to formalize this work and establish best practices across the field, both the Council for the Advancement of Standards, in partnership with the Higher Education Case Manager’s Association, and NABITA have published standards for case management in higher education. Join the Presidents of HECMA and NABITA to learn about how these two sets of standards are aligned and how they can be implemented in tandem. Whether your school has case management as a position or you are practicing case management as a process, presenters will discuss strategies to enhance your efforts and ensure your programs and process are in line with national standards of practice.
2:00pm-3:15pm- Breakout Session 3 and 4
- Session Title: Can I Talk to Them About This? FERPA Considerations for Case Managers
Presenters: Kim Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D. and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S.
Session Description: Given the range of responses from parents/guardians, as well as from faculty and staff, regarding a student in distress or who poses a threat, BITs and case managers are often left wondering when and how they should notify or communicate with others. To provide guidance around how and when non-clinical case managers can communicate with others about a student of concern, presenters will provide an overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Additionally, presenters will explore strategies for leveraging communication with faculty, staff, and parents/guardians, within the bounds of FERPA, to better serve the student and the greater community.
3:30pm- 4:45pm- Breakout Session 5 and 6
- Session Title: What Case Mangers Need to Know about Title IX
Presenter: Ashley Blamey
Session Description: Forthcoming
10:00am-11:15am- Breakout Session 7 and 8
- Session Title: Managing Suicidal Ideation and Behavioral Health Hospitalizations
Presenters: Makenzie Schiemann, M.S. and W. Scott Lewis, J.D.
Session Description: Behavioral health hospitalizations due to suicidality, thoughts of harm to others, or inability to care for oneself, can be stressful and challenging both for the student experiencing the hospitalization and the school community. Administrators often struggle with wanting to determine if a student is ready to return to school when there are due process, ADA, and other regulations that provide protections to students as they access their education. Leveraging their legal, administrative, and mental health backgrounds, presenters will discuss strategies for managing risk, supporting students, and managing safety during and after a behavioral health hospitalization.
11:30am-12:45pm- Breakout Session 9 and 10
- Session Title: Working Hand in Hand: Law enforcement and Counseling Response to a Mental Health Crisis
Presenters: Captain Thomas Calucci and Makenzie Schiemann, M.S.
Session Description: During 2020, there have been multiple challenges and frustrations among law enforcement, protestors, BLM, and other marginalized groups that found themselves being treated aggressively and unfairly by law enforcement. There have been several instances of aggressive, violent, and even deadly responses to an individual experiencing a mental health crisis. NABITA advocates for a middle ground of increased police transparency, mental health and crisis response training, and an emphasis in encouraging intentional and collaborative crisis responses between law enforcement and mental health professionals. Law enforcement only responses tend to be safer for those intervening but often can lack the mental illness awareness and crisis de-escalation skills needed to calm those in an acute crisis. Counseling only responses raise the risk of staff harm and may put those trying to help the student at an increased risk. This training will address the current tension around how to best respond to a mental health crisis in the classroom and around campus and provide strategies for employing a collaborative response.
2:00pm-3:15pm- Breakout Session 11 and 12
3:30pm- 4:30pm- Closing Panel