There Are Other Ways to Keep Kids Safe
School teams trained in practices that put relationships and building trust first are succeeding in creating safe, inclusive schools free of seclusion and restraint. Learn more!
Be the person who, at long last, identifies the lagging skills and unsolved problems that have been contributing to challenging episodes.
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.
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.
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.
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.