Friday, November 30, 2012

Seclusion and restraint

  • Seclusion And Restraint In Schools: Parents Fight Back Against 'Deadly' Tactics

    There are currently no federal standards for the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, and only 17 states have explicit laws that limit the use of such punitive measures.

  • Group pushes state law on seclusion in classroom

    Under the proposal, it would create statewide definitions on seclusion and restraint, it would require schools to notify parents if their child was secluded or restrained, and lastly create training and reporting for teachers and administrators.

  • Patient restraint should be eliminated, says National Mental Health Commission

    THE National Mental Health Commission says governments need to reduce the involuntary hospitalisation of patients and eventually eliminate the use of seclusion and restraint in treatment. The recommendation is one of 10 included in the commission's ...

  • Seclusion-room policy: State plan a burden, schools say

    It wouldn't ban seclusion and restraint but would encourage schools to find other ways to manage difficult behavior and make them document why and for how long they secluded or restrained students.

  • Death at School: Parents Fight Back Against Deadly Discipline

    But school lobbyists opposed to federal legislation say restraint and seclusion techniques are essential in teaching children with autism and other emotional and behavioral disabilities who act out in class and help to keep schools safe.

  • Kentucky considers rules for handling unruly children

    While there is no Kentucky law governing how schools use restraint or seclusion, more efforts are being made to guide schools on properly using restraint and seclusion tactics with seemingly uncontrollable or difficult to manage children. The state ...

  • Maine teachers union reports 'dozens' of student-on-teacher assaults

    In March, the U.S. Department of Education published a study that estimated there were 38,792 cases of seclusion or restraint of students during the 2009-10 school year. State statistics on restraint and seclusion, required under the new rule, are ...

  • Death at school: Parents protest dangerous discipline for autistic, disabled kids

    A California disability rights organization, Protection and Advocacy, Inc., counted 39 deaths in just that state between 1999 and 2007, all resulting from the use of seclusion or behavioral restraints. A 2009 study by federal auditors reported hundreds ...

  • ABC News investigation sparks memories of local case

    Wednesday night, Nightline will air an ABC News investigation. It examines how restraints and seclusion have been used to deal with behavioral issues for children with autism or other developmental disorders.

  • Ohio Department of Education to Investigate Seclusion Rooms in Columbus ...

    In Ohio, no state law governs seclusion rooms, and the Ohio Department of Education has provided little guidance and virtually no oversight to schools.

  • 'Scream Rooms' Subject of ABC News Coverage Tuesday

    Editor's Note: Due to breaking news story on the scandal involving generals Petraeus and Allen, the seclusion and restraint story has been postponed. As soon as Middletown Patch learns of the rescheduled dates/times, we will update our readers ...

  • Nursing home residents have rights, too

    Residents have the right to be free from corporal punishment and involuntary seclusion. They have the right to be free from neglect.

  • 'Scream room' TV segment postponed

    Dannel P. Malloy this summer signed into law a bill requiring the state Board of Education to annually report how often "scream rooms," including seclusion and restraint, are used on children in Connecticut. The new law, which went into effect July 1 ...

  • Mental health services need to be improved: report

    The National Mental Health Commission's first annual report on mental health and suicide prevention makes 10 recommendations, including reducing the use of restraint, seclusion and involuntary treatments. It says Australia has an unacceptably high ...

  • Broken Hill leading state in restraining rate

    The National Mental Health Commission report released yesterday pushes for a reduction in the use of restraints and seclusions.

  • Services failing on use of restraint, says regulator

    The report also raised concerns about the use of seclusion as a form of restraint, as well as the use of blanket rules restricting when patients could have a drink, go for a cigarette or contact their family.

  • Killing Them Softly; Anna Karenina; The Collection Open

    In the present day, Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) runs a secluded getaway for all the creatures - including Wolfman (Steve Buscemi), Mummy (CeeLo Green), Frankenstein's monster (Kevin James), Quasimodo (Jon Lovitz) - feared and shunned by ...

  • Mental health care scores F for failure in first report card

    ... death of Australians with severe mental illness and improving their physical health; increasing access to home-based visits to support families and children; providing local interventions to prevent suicide; and minimising the use of seclusion and ...

  • First Bell: A peek into next year's legislative agenda for education

    The State Board of Education has since adopted new guidelines requiring every district to spell out the procedures to be used, the training to be provided to school employees, a procedure for written notification of parents when seclusion and restraint ...

  • Obama in Myanmar: How Ozomatli's 2009 visit served as a barometer

    With President Obama's visit to Myanmar on Monday, a long-secluded country has earned a rare moment on the world's stage.

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