Developing a Self-Harm Compliance Protocol

Last updated June 12, 2015

Course Length

1h 22m

Last Updated

June 12, 2015

Developing a Self-Harm Compliance Protocol

Last updated June 12, 2015

Table of Contents


This online training will give you guidance for supporting students who pose a threat to themselves while remaining compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is a great opportunity to learn how to update your policies and procedures to align with changing interpretations of Title II and Title III of the ADA. You will get action steps for dealing with a student who poses a threat to self and learn the fundamentals of addressing individual self-harm cases, including suicidal ideation, substance abuse, and eating disorders.

Who should attend?

Because a cross-functional protocol is needed to ensure successful compliance, this program is appropriate for all professionals responsible for managing self-harm incidents including:

  • Student affairs leadership
  • Health and counseling services
  • Disability services
  • Student conduct
  • Case managers
  • Behavioral intervention teams
  • Legal services
  • Residence life


  • Overview of Current Regulations
  • Core Principles for Managing Student Mental Health Issues
    • Managing Disturbed and Disturbing Students
    • Range of Responses
  • Legal and Ethical Decision-Making Guidelines
  • Guidance from Professional Organizations
  • Revisiting Voluntary and Involuntary Leave Policies
  • Case Studies
    • Eating Disorders
    • Substance Abuse
    • Suicidal Ideation
  • Common Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Next Steps/Final Q&A