Research can be helpful in your effort to advocate for change. Here are some resources:
Recognizing Student Fear: The Elephant in the Classroom
Persistent Fear and Anxiety Can Effect Young Childrens Development
The impact of a schoolwide de-escalation intervention plan on the use of seclusion and restraint in a
special education school
Fear and blame in mental health nurses’ accounts of restrictive practices: Implications for the
elimination of seclusion and restraint
Classrooms in Crisis: Examining the Inappropriate Use of Seclusion and Restraint Practices. Hearing
before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, Committee on
Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session
(February 27, 2019). Serial Number 116-5
Also see our Resources about 21st Century Approaches to Support Children and Youth who Struggle
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