Public Policy Update on Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. be familiar with the current landscape of restraint and seclusion across the United States.
  2. identify strategies for restraint and seclusion reduction in the schools.
  3. discuss the role of advocacy for sound legislation and policy at all levels of government.

Description

This poster presentation provides school psychologists with an overview of the current landscape of restraint and seclusion in schools through the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (2019) data. Participants will understand: (a) the implications of the rising use of these procedures for school psychologists, (b) strategies for restraint and seclusion reduction, and (c) a public policy framework to advocate for sound legislation and policy at the state and federal levels.

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Presenter(s)

Thomas Massarelli, Seton Hall University
Brian M. Conners, Seton Hall University

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