H.R.4247 - Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act

To prevent and reduce the use of physical restraint and seclusion in schools, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act as introduced.
  • Official: To prevent and reduce the use of physical restraint and seclusion in schools, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act as reported to house.
  • Short: Keeping All Students Safe Act as passed house.

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  • nsterk 02/25/2010 2:22pm

    Are you sure you really want to know what I think? I have seizures, I am white and recently widowed. You don’t have to be Black to be discriminated against. I have been discriminated against by employers and have lost countless jobs by “silent discrimination” more times than I can count! Put yourself in my position, let alone that of a young child, no matter what the color of their skin! Anyone that puts a child in restraints should be terminated immediately! Education, Education, Education! My goodness we market everything from “Erectile Dysfunction” to “Constipation” on TV, yet do we ever talk about seizures? It is unknown to the public the amount of varieties there are and how to handle each and every one of them. Plus we don’t advertise the medications for them! Yet now are government is allowing “Medical Marijuana” to be marketed and sold, talk about outrageous! You must be making money off the taxes, right??? How come you only allow so many characters?

  • tankexmortis 03/24/2010 8:53pm

    I was a victim of the form of abuse this bill seeks to prevent. I would very much like to put the “No” votes in the House and inevitably in the Senate in the shoes of those of us who were abused this way. Imagine being dragged against your will into a tiny, windowless room, thrown on the floor, held down and/or sat upon by two or more people three to five times your size for up to and exceeding thirty minutes at a time. This was not to protect the other children from me, this was punishment for any act deemed inappropriate, from arguments with the teacher to excessive belching. This was the abuse that I suffered as recently as 1998, and rest assured there are many cases that were far worse. It is about time that systematic abuse of children was outlawed in this country and every “No” vote is a personal attack on me and the thousands of other kids who’ve had to go through these experiences.

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    KMWaheed 11/20/2010 9:15pm

    My daughter went through a HORRIBLE incident @ age 8 (now 12) She is a special needs child. I am NOT allowing the use of this in her IEP. I will NEVER allow her to go through anything like that again. I meet with the school on Monday along with a social worker with C.P.S. about a bullying/harassment-type issue involving 1 of her teachers. Despite 2 months of complaints, nothing has been being done about it. I plan to tape record the meeting. I write on the topic of education and don’t mind writing about her school at all. ;) I’ve restrained my daughter, but I do it by wrapping a blanket around her (not always with a blanket), sit her down, I sit down behind her, and I wrap my arms around her and talk to her using soothing words until she calms down. IT WORKS! Am I always in the right mental and emotional state to handle outbursts with her? NO; however, sitting down with her as I have described calms ME down, too! :) Thank you for what you shared!

  • Blackkatomalley 04/15/2010 4:54pm

    Our 10 year old Son, with Autism, has learned aggressive and violent behaviors from being physically restrained and put into a seclusion room for the past 2 years. Instead of finding out why he was throwing things, or knocking over chairs in the classroom, they simply told him to go into the “Quiet Room” which escalated his behavior. Then 2 much larger adults held his arms behind him, bent him over so he could barely breathe, and they said they did this for the safety of all involved? Instead of reacting to the aggressive behavior they should be finding out what triggered it in the first place! He doesn’t feel safe there and we agree with him.


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