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[under development] Regulations Governing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 750]
Action Promulgating new regulation governing seclusion & restraint in public elementary & secondary schools
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Comment Period Ends 4/19/2019
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4/18/19  8:37 pm
Commenter: Marissa Mancini

End All Restraint and Seclusion
 
Thispractice is barbaric, dangerous, and a violation of rights disproportionately affecting marginalized communities. Children are people. Whole school practices that focus on recognizing and minimizing triggers, reducing stressful stimuli, collaborative problem solving, and respectful connection are key and attainable alternatives to placing children in danger. Isolation and seclusion practices are a red flag that we've failed to create an inclusive, supportive environment for our children most in need and most vulnerable.