Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document

This document describes 15 principles for States, school districts, schools, parents, and other stakeholders to consider when developing or revising policies and procedures on the use of restraint and seclusion. These principles focus on positive and proactive approaches, such as those described in the resources below, that promote positive expectations for all students, support growth in social and emotional skills, provide timely and specific feedback to students on behaviors, and reinforce behavioral accomplishments.

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