OPA: Prevention of Restraint and Seclusion in CTís Schools: Putting Principles into Practice


The Office of the Child Advocate and the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities present:

Prevention of Restraint and Seclusion in CTís Schools:
Putting Principles into Practice

An Educational Forum for Policymakers, Educators, and Parents

Thursday, January 23, 2014
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Legislative Office Building Room 2C, Hartford, CT 06106
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., forum to start promptly at 9:30

This forum will:

ē Provide an overview by renowned experts of the national landscape regarding restraint and seclusion practices and reform initiatives
ē Discuss strategies for prevention and elimination of restraint and seclusion in school settings
ē Discuss supports needed by schools in their efforts to work with children with complex needs and opportunities to strengthen ties with community resources

Distinguished presenters include:
  • Senator Christopher Murphy, U.S. Senator from Connecticut
  • Janice LeBel, Ed.D., Director of Program Management, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, a nationally recognized expert in the area of restraint/seclusion reduction,
  • George Sugai, Ph.D., University of Connecticut,  NEAG School of Education, Director,Center for Behavioral Education and Research, and Co-Director, Center of  Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports,
        and,
  • A stakeholderís roundtable comprised of policymakers, state agency leaders, parents, students, educators, and advocates.

To Register, please contact:
    Sharon Dexler, Office of the Child Advocate
    999 Asylum Avenue
    Hartford, CT  06105
Fax:     860.566.2251

Please refrain from wearing scented products to the forum, thank you.





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