WEBINAR SERIES ON PREVENTING RESTRAINT/SECLUSION - PLS SHARE!
Shouldn’t School Be Safe?April 4-May 4, 2012News Brief (for websites, blogs, e-mails and letters)TASH Launches Webinar to End Restraint and SeclusionTASH, an advocate for inclusion and human rights for people with significant disabilities, has launched a four-part webinar series on the prevention of restraint and seclusion practices in schools. The series, Shouldn’t School Be Safe? Preventing Restraint, Seclusion & Aversive Interventions, equips parents, educators and advocates with the knowledge, tools and resources to put an end to restraint and seclusion in our schools. Each session is available April 4-May 4, 2012, and can be accessed over the Internet 24/7 starting at $35. To learn more about this important webinar series, visit www.tash.org/webinar, or download the Shouldn’t School Be Safe webinar flyer.Shouldn’t School Be Safe? Preventing and Eliminating the Use of Aversives, Restraint and Seclusion | Pat Amos, a parent and an advocate for people with disabilities and their families for more than 25 years. She currently works as an Inclusion Specialist with the Youth Advocate Program’s Autism Institute.The Business Case for Reducing Restraint and Seclusion Use | Janice Lebel, a licensed psychologist with more than 25 years experience in public mental health. She oversees Massachusetts’ $25 million system of inpatient and secure residential care for youth, and leads the Department of Mental Health’s Restraint/Seclusion Prevention Initiative.How to Protect Students with Disabilities through Manifestation Determination | Barbara Ransom, who has more than 20 years experience as a plaintiff’s attorney in disability rights, including advocacy for students with disabilities and their rights to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.Understanding the Effects of Trauma on the Lives of those we serve: Developing Trauma Informed Systems of Care | Joan Gillece, director for the SAMHSA National Center for Trauma Informed Care, and SAMHSA Promoting Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint through Trauma-Informed Practices. Joan has 30 years experience working in the behavioral health field.Pricing starts at $35 per session. View complete details at www.tash.org/webinarFacebook and Twitter Status Updates (use hashtag #StopRS)Facebook: TASH has produced a webinar series for parents, educators and advocates on preventing restraint and seclusion in our schools! It’s online and can be viewed anytime April 4-May 4. Learn more about what YOU can do by visiting www.tash.org/webinar #StopRSFacebook: Shouldn’t School Be Safe? Of course it should! But every day our children are at risk of being restrained and secluded in schools. TASH has created a webinar series that centers on what YOU can do to be an effective advocate for change. Help protect our children. Visit www.tash.org/webinar to learn more. #StopRSTwitter: Help end restraint and seclusion! Say #StopRS & learn what you can do to protect students at www.tash.org/webinar, and follow @TASHtweetTwitter: Shouldn't school be safe? Prevent restraint and seclusion and protect our students. www.tash.org/webinar #StopRSTwitter: Mark ur calendar! @TASHtweet launched a webinar on restraint & seclusion prevention! Online 24/7 for 30 days! www.tash.org/webinar #StopRS
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