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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
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 4/19/2019
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4/19/19  9:30 pm
Commenter: Yusuf Enum

Use of Seclusion/Restraints in Virginia Public Schools

Please reconsider use of seclusion/restraints in our school. Seclusion/restraints can retraumatize kids. Evidence based research shows that seclusion/restraints are ineffective in modifying behavior. Even psychiatric hospitals are now emphasizing verbal deescalation in dealing with challenging behaviors. Staff training and other resources like Counselors, Therapist produce better results. Please see

Thank you.

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