restraint and seclusion

Barb Trader on Mississippi’s Restraint & Seclusion Policy

On October 22, 2015, TASH’s executive director, Barb Trader, joined the Mississippi Department of Education for a public testimony on its restraint and seclusion policy. Before this year, Mississippi was one of five states that did not have a statewide policy or voluntary guidelines governing how schools use restraint and seclusion as punishment—if at all. In… read more

Connecticut Data on “Scream Rooms” Show 18,334 Instances of Restraint/Seclusion during 2009-10 School Year

During the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education collected data that showed 18,334 documented instances of restraint and seclusion in schools, including 8,511 incidents of restraint and 9,823 incidents of seclusion in so called “scream rooms.” With 563,869 students enrolled in Connecticut schools, that equates to one incident for every 30.7 students.… read more