Sponsored by The Education Law Resource Center
use of physical restraints are becoming more prevalent in public schools.
Deciding whether or not to physically restrain a student requires
that school personnel have a clear understanding legal requirements,
professional standards, and health and safety issues.
Education Law Resource Center
announces formation of the Restraint
Restraint Prevention Project
goal of the Restraint
Prevention Project is to reduce or eliminate the use of physical
restraints in schools through training in de-escalation techniques
and other methods of addressing behavior. The project also seeks to
ensure that if restraints are used, they are used by properly trained
staff in order to protect the safety of students and staff.
Education Law Resource Center
is providing funding to help offset the costs for educators and other
professionals who attend training programs about behavior management,
de-escalation techniques, and physical restraints.
A percentage of the profits from the book, Preventing
Physical Restraints in Schools: A Guide for Parents, Educators &
Professionals by Scott Johnson, Esq. is funding the project.
The program is open to anyone who is responsible for addressing student
behavior in public and private schools, including classroom teachers.
A volunteer Selection Committee selects the applicants who will receive
funding. This is a competitive process.
Applicants provide information about the training program they want
to attend and explain why the Project should provide them with funds
for the training program.
The Selection Committee chooses the applicants who will receive funding
based on a number of factors that are explained in the Application
for Funds available online at the Education
Law Resource Center.
Please download the Application
for Funds online from www.edlawrc.com
and follow the directions in the application documents.
Funds are awarded twice a year.
The application deadlines are October 7, 2005 and May 26,
Applicants will be notified if they were selected to receive funding
about 30 days after those dates.
For more information, please visit the Education
Law Resource Center site at www.edlawrc.com.
About the Education Law Resource Center
The Education Law Resource Center
provides information to help parents, educators and other professionals
understand legal requirements and meet student needs. The site contains
information and resources about a variety of education law topics
including physical restraints in schools, special education, and No
Child Left Behind.
More Resources on Restraints and Behavior
the Name of Treatment: A Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child from
Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion (developed by
APRAIS and available from TASH)
- "All children with disabilities should grow up free from the
use of restraint, seclusion, and aversive interventions to respond
to or control their behavior, and from the fear that these forms of
behavior management will be used on themselves, their siblings or
their friends." Download
Statements by Organizations on the use of Restraints.
Practice Guidelines for Behavior Support and Intervention Training
published by The Child Welfare League of America
Positive Behavior Interventions
Federation of Families for Childrens
The Family Alliance
provides a variety of resources on restraints and aversives.