Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) today introduced legislation to prevent the harmful use of seclusion and restraint on students. The Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act would help ensure the safety and security of both teachers and students by preventing and reducing the use of restraint and seclusion techniques in schools. The legislation, which was also introduced in the House of Representatives today by Congressman George Miller (D-CA), would also provide proper training for school personnel who impose these techniques, in order to ensure the safety of students and educators alike.
Dodd wrote and helped pass legislation to protect children from the misuse of restraint and seclusion in most hospitals and residential facilities after an 11-year-old boy from Portland, CT died from being improperly restrained in a psychiatric hospital in 1998.
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