Restraint and Seclusion in Schools: One State’s Journey to Regulation

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Restraint and Seclusion in Schools: One State’s Journey to Regulation


Live and Interactive! Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 2PM EASTERN

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About this Session

On February 1, 2013, Kentucky’s first regulation regarding the use of restraint and seclusion in public schools took effect. While the Kentucky Department of Education strongly supported restraint and seclusion reduction efforts, the road to regulation was not an easy one. In this session, I will review Kentucky Protection & Advocacy’s efforts in advocating for this regulation. I will share strategies that we believe were helpful in getting the regulation passed, a few that were not quite so helpful to the process, and the many lessons we learned along the way.

Participants will learn strategies for how to (and how not to!) advocate for regulation of the use of restraint and seclusion in public schools.

About the Presenter

After graduating from Hanover College in 1992, Lucy M. Heskins obtained her MSSW at the University of Louisville. Lucy worked with teens in a residential program for 10 years before returning to law school. After graduating with her JD in 2003, Lucy practiced at a large litigation firm before joining P&A, where she provides legally-based advocacy for children and youth with disabilities across the Commonwealth.