A U.S. Government Accountability Office study on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools reported hundreds of allegations that children have been abused, and some even died, as a result of inappropriate uses of these practices. Further, the GAO study claimed that the practices were used disproportionately on children with disabilities.
To provide additional insight to principals, Principal featured an article summarizing key points and recommendations made by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders about proper use of seclusion and restraint practices to help students who have lost control and are endangering themselves, other students, teachers, and staff.
How do you handle these situations at your school? What do you think of seclusion and restraint policies and practices?