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Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document

U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
Date Published: 
May, 2012

The purpose of this resource document is to present and describe 15 principles for state, district, and school staff; parents; and other stakeholders to consider when states, localities, and districts develop policies and procedures which should be in writing on the use of restraint and seclusion. This resource document discusses the context within which these principles were developed, lists the principles, and highlights the current state of practice and implementation considerations for each principle. Two attachments at the end of this document provide information about state policies on the use of restraint and seclusion in our nation

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