Workshop for Parents, Teachers and Advocates on Restraint and Seclusion Prevention
Here is a very reasonably priced pre-conference workshop that parents and others can attend, that will show them ways in which the use of restraints and seclusion can be prevented. It is aimed at schools, but I am sure there will be plenty of valuable information for anyone interested in learning the facts about the use of restraint and seclusion and much safer alternatives. The conference, sponsored by TASH, is entitled NO EXCUSES.
SHOULDN’T SCHOOL BE SAFE?
Parents and School Personnel Working Together
to Prevent and Eliminate the Use of Restraint and Seclusion
2011 TASH Conference
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Parents and school personnel can be strong allies in ensuring school is a safe and pleasant learning environment for everyone. Unsettling news has surfaced in recent years about the use of restraint and seclusion techniques in classrooms around the United States. These practices have resulted in trauma, injury and even death of children as young as five years old. This day-long workshop will help parents, advocates and teachers understand how to work together to prevent and eliminate the dangerous and traumatizing practices of restraint and seclusion. Participants will leave with the knowledge, handouts, and information kits that will allow them to serve as trainers to other parents and teachers in their home states.
This pre-conference workshop is $85 for TASH members, and $100 for non-members. You can register through the TASH online store by visiting www.tash.org/2011tash/register and selecting the session for “Keeping Schoolchildren Safe from Restraint and Seclusion” from the available sessions.
You can also register using the 2011 TASH Conference registration form, available at www.tash.org/2011tash . You may e-mail the attached form to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to (202) 540-9019 or call us at (202) 540-9020 to register over the phone.
This pre-conference training will give parents, and the teachers, advocates, and other allies who support them, an intensive grounding in the strategies, legal requirements, and evidence base that they can invoke to prevent the use of restraint, seclusion, and other aversive methods in our schools. Researchers from the mental health system will present a powerful new body of research on “trauma-informed care” and discuss its implications for the protection of students and the choice of safe, humane interventions.