Our Allies

We have the opportunity to collaborate with many amazing allies and partners. The listing here represent some of the many individuals and organizations who are allies in our work to reduce and eliminate the practices of restraint and seclusion. If you are an individual or organization that would like to work together please contact us.

Breaking Code Silence is a professional network of institutional abuse survivors pursuing various avenues to bring awareness and advocate for change within the “Troubled Teen” industry. Our mission is to research, investigate, educate and legislate to create meaningful change for the youth of today and tomorrow.

Lives in the Balance disseminates and provides vast free resources on Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), an evidence-based model that has been shown to dramatically reduce or eliminate restraint, seclusion, discipline referrals, detentions, and suspensions. Its advocacy efforts are focused on heightening awareness of the human and financial cost of punitive, exclusionary discipline.

To that end, Stop Spanking, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to ending corporal punishment of children. Our mission is to raise awareness of both parents and educators that spanking is violence and harms children. Spanking violates a child’s human right to be free from violence.

Studio 3 is an international organisation specialising in behaviour consultancy, clinical services, training and coaching in the management of distressed behaviour. They are the originators of the Low Arousal Approach, and strong advocates for the eradication of restraint and seclusion. Studio 3 offers training designed specifically for school and classroom settings, focusing on low arousal approaches and de-escalation.

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective is a therapy, education, and advocacy international collaborative for credentialed and licensed speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.  We provide families with free access to a worldwide directory of pro-neurodiversity-focused, trauma-informed therapists, businesses, and organizations. We presume competence, champion human rights, and respect neurodivergent differences. 

The U.S. Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings together individuals, groups, and organizations to create a unified voice calling for, and working toward, the end of all forms of physical and emotional punishment against children, especially in schools and homes.

Ukeru® is a restraint- free crisis management system that operates under the philosophy of Comfort vs. Control®. Ukeru® provides training in trauma- informed care, de-escalation techniques and physical alternatives to restraint and seclusion.  The Ukeru team is a proud supporter of the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint.


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