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Follow up to: Massachusetts DOE wants to hear YOUR thoughts on seclusion and restraint in schools

A Clinician’s Request for Change Our letter to the SEPP in support of the proposed new regulations on seclusion and restraint in Massachusetts I am writing in my role as a clinical psychologist to support the Department for its proposed new regulations on seclusion and restraint in Massachusetts schools, and the desire they reflect to

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Massachusetts DOE wants to hear YOUR thoughts on seclusion and restraint in schools.

Back in May, we blogged about a possible federal ban on seclusion and restraint in schools. (See that post, which includes a lot of information about why this initiative is important, by clicking here.) We are thrilled to see that changing regulations related to seclusion and restraint is getting both federal and state attention. In

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A federal ban on restraint and seclusion in schools?

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You may know that many therapeutic schools and psychiatric settings seclude and/or restrain children for the purposes of de-escalation and regaining behavioral control. “Seclusion” typically refers to the removal of an individual into a specifically designated space used for de-escalation (e.g., a small bare room with padded walls), while “restraint” encompasses a range of interventions

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