Register for the full-day Institute on Physical Restraint & Seclusion, Wednesday, April 3! The Institute will provide special educators with the most current information about the use of physical restraint and seclusion practices and policies with students.
Your presenters for the day are leading experts and proponents of improving policies on physical restraint and seclusion and addressing school violence and student aggression. They will provide an overview of the current status of federal and state polices, discuss ethical and practice issues, propose preventative and alternative procedures including de-escalation which could prevent the need for the use of restraint or seclusion, and suggest policy guidelines for schools and districts.
Participants in this Institute will:
- Understand the current apparent over-use and inappropriate use of physical restraint and seclusion in many locations, and how that may indicate a failure of programming for students.
- Understand the dangers, potentially abusive situations, and ethical problems which may result from the use of physical restraint or seclusion procedures.
- Identify current laws, policies, and guidelines governing the use of physical restraint and seclusion procedures in school settings as well as related recommendations for practice in using these procedures.
- Identify a variety of prevention and conflict de-escalation strategies to minimize the need for using physical restraint and seclusion procedures in schools.
- Identify key components in an action plan on how educators can create or evaluate their policies and procedures, their training, and individual practice guidelines for the use of these procedures.
Leader: Reece Peterson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Presenters: Mike Rozalski, SUNY Geneseo, New York, Joseph B. Ryan, Clemson University, South Carolina, and Brenda Scheuermann, Texas State University, San Marcos
Register by March 11 and save over 20% on the registration fee and earn CEUs by participating!