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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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4/19/19  11:36 am
Commenter: Dr Mona Delahooke, Profectum Foundation

Seclusion and Restraint is Outdated and Harmful
 

As long as we misunderstand the nature of human stress responses—especially in neurodiverse and highly vulnerable populations, including those exposed to trauma and toxic stress—and continue using outdated and harmful methods, including seclusion and restraint, too many children will suffer.