Title IX: Legal Muscle for School Counselor Advocacy
Abusive behavior based on race, color, sex, national origin or disability violates students’ civil rights. Statutes protecting these civil rights include (1) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin; (2) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 19722 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; (3) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504); and (4) Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II). Examine court cases that give school counselors legal muscle to advocate on behalf of students.
After viewing this webinar you should be able to:
- Develop an understanding of the federal legislation Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- Explain how to use Title IX legislation to successfully advocate for students in schools
- Discuss how courts have interpreted Title IX with regard to sexual harassment, bullying, sexual minorities, and ethnic minorities
Carolyn Stone, Ed.D., is a professor at the University of North Florida and chair of ASCA's Ethics Committee.
Original air date: Oct. 28, 2015