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2017-2018 CRDC

The U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has released the 2017-2018 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). The CRDC provides a variety of information about student enrollment and educational programs and services, most of which is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency, and disability self-reported by 17,604 public school districts and 97,632 public schools and educational programs. 

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Prevention

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published The Business Case for Preventing and Reducing Restraint and Seclusion Use.

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15 Principles

Since 2012, the U.S. Department of Education has encouraged states to use a checklist of 15 principles that can help provide additional protections for children from restraint and seclusion. 

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Current Figures

During the 2017-2018 school year, 101,990 students of the over 50.9 million students enrolled across the nation’s public schools (0.2 percent) were subjected to physical restraint, mechanical restraint or seclusion. 

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 Positional Asphyxia  

The Crisis Prevention Institute Inc. has published Risks of Restraints: Understanding Restraint-Related Positional Asphyxia.

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National Study

Guide to State Restraint and Seclusion Laws, Regulations, Rules, and Policies (2019)

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Parent's Guide

APRAIS has published A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Child From the Use of Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion.

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Fact Sheet

The U.S. Department of Education Fact Sheet: Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities can help individuals and families know how to file a complaint with the Office For Civil Rights if their child’s rights have been violated. 

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Federal Initiative

January 2019: U.S. Department of Education announces new initiative to address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion in the nation’s schools. 

Stop Hurting Kids

By APRAIS

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