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School Social Work

  • Sana Loue
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Abstract

School social workers may face significant ethical and legal issues during the course of providing services, including questions related to access to school and school services, confidentiality and privacy, and the release of information. This chapter focuses on federal statutes that are relevant to the public education system and the role of the social worker within that system, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Equal Access Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Relevant federal court cases are also discussed.

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Legal References

    Cases

    1. Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) (Brown I); Board v. Board of Education, 349 U.S. 294 (1955) (Brown II).Google Scholar
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    Statutes

    1. Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (West 2002).Google Scholar
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    Regulations

    1. 46 C.F.R. § 99.30-.36 (2017).Google Scholar
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    3. 34 C.F.R. § 300.8 (2007).Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sana Loue
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  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of BioethicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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