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Educate Yourself, Educate Your Legislators

The following are some quick links from various sources to assist you in understanding the restraint, seclusion, and corporal punishment issue currently happening in Missouri and across the nation. This will give you quick access to information to educate yourself and share with your legislators and other policymakers.

Restraint, Seclusion, and Aversive Information (Including Corporal Punishment)


Definitions and FAQs

FAQS:
http://aprais.tash.org/faq.htm
http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/APRAISFAQ_Understanding_ARS(2).doc

APRAIS Definitions: http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/APRAIS_Glossary.doc

Various definitions: http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/cs/public_policy/restraints_seclusion_rules_chart
http://www.bazelon.org/issues/restraintandseclusion/moreresources/children.htm#definitions

Definitions of Corporal Punishment: http://www.stophitting.com/index.php?page=legalinformation#definitions

Myths and Facts

APRAIS Fact Sheets: http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/APRAIS_Fact_SheetFInal708.doc
http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/Fact_Sheet.doc

In the Name of Treatment: http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/In_the_Name_of_Treatmentfinal.pdf

Facts vs. Opinion: School Corporal Punishment: http://www.stophitting.com/index.php?page=factsvsopinions
http://www.stophitting.com/index.php?page=tenthings

Example Legislation and Policies

APRAIS guidelines:
http://aprais.tash.org/CallToAction.htm
http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/Top_10_Essential_Elements.doc
http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/APRAISFAQ_StepstoPreventAbuse(2).doc

Map of State Laws which you can click to get a lot of information (Restraint/Seclusion): http://www.ndrn.org/srmap.htm

Illinois legislation:
http://www.isbe.net/rules/archive/pdfs/oneark.pdf

Connecticut:
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2008/sup/chap814e.htm

Colorado:
http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/download/RestraintRules.pdf
http://www.cde.state.co.us/spedlaw/download/TimeOutGuidelines.pdf

Michigan: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Seclusion_and_Restraint_Standards_180715_7.pdf

Minnesota:
http://www.pacer.org/newsandevents/pdf/SeclusionRestraintLaw125A.094.pdf

State Laws (Corporal Punishment): http://www.stophitting.com/index.php?page=legalinfolaws

Resolution on - Corporal Punishment: http://www.stophitting.com/index.php?page=modelboard

Current Legislation in Missouri

Restraint and Seclusion:
http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c100-199/1600000263.htm

Corporal Punishment (#10):
http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c100-199/1600000261.htm

Position Statements

APRAIS Members:
http://aprais.tash.org/MemberOrganizations.htm

The Arc: http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/ArcPositionOnRestraintsSeclusion.pdf

TASH: http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/TASHResolutionOpposingAversiveRestrictiveProcedures.pdf

Autism National Committee: http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/AutComPolicyOnRestraints.pdf

COPAA: http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/COPAARestrAbuse_Principles_062708_final.pdf

National Organizations That Oppose Corporal Punishment in Schools: http://www.stophitting.com/index.php?page=usorgs

The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders:
Seclusion- http://ccbd.net/documents/CCBD%20Position%20on%20Use%20of%20Seclusion%207-8-09.pdf
Restraint- http://ccbd.net/documents/CCBD%20Position%20on%20Use%20of%20Restraint%207-8-09.pdf



Research

Seclusion and Restraint Alternatives (intervention):
http://aprais.tash.org/positivealts.htm

NDRN Report:
http://www.ndrn.org/sr/SR-Report.pdf

GAO Report:
http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/testimony/20090519GregKutzTestimony.pdf

There's No Such Thing as a Safe Restraint: http://include.nurse.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080310/NJ02/80305005

School Corporal Punishment Alternatives:
http://www.stophitting.com/index.php?page=alternatives

Human Rights Watch, A Violent Education: http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2008/08/19/violent-education

Physical Restraint in School: http://www.tash.org/dev/tashcms/ewebeditpro5/upload/Physical_Restraint_(Ryan__Peterson_2004).pdf

Corporal Punishment in Schools: http://www.adolescenthealth.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Advocacy/PositionPapers/PositionPaper_Corporal_Punishment_in_Schools.pdf

Resources

APRAIS:
http://aprais.tash.org/index.htm

NDRN:
http://www.ndrn.org/index.htm

Federal Committee on Education and Labor, May 2009 Hearing on Restraint and Seclusion: http://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/2009/05/examining-the-abusive-and-dead.shtml

US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Center on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports:
http://www.pbis.org/seclusion/restraint/default.aspx

Coalition Against Institutionalized Child Abuse:
http://www.caica.org/index.htm

Missouri Extension, Positive Discipline and Child Guidance: http://extension.missouri.edu/xplor/hesguide/humanrel/gh6119.htm

Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support:
http://www.pbismissouri.org/index.html

Families Against Restraint and Seclusion: http://familiesagainstrestraintandseclusion.blogspot.com/


Compiled on 2/12/09
Revised on 11/21/09

Ange Hemmer
Missouri: Families Against Seclusion and Restraint
nomoseclusion@gmail.com

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Hi Ange, I just saw the story on channel 5! I can't wait to see the news conference. I am assuming that you are involved with this and I will be waiting to see if it is you! Take Care and keep advocating!