TASH Model State Bill on Restraint and Seclusion

TASH has led the fight against the use of aversive behavioral interventions for many years. Last year, the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights data collection reported that restraint and seclusion use is climbing in public schools. Use is disproportionate: 75% of all incidents involve students with disabilities, and children of color with and without disabilities are twice as likely to be targeted compared to other students. Research tells us that restraint and seclusion serves no benefit, and is traumatic and dangerous for children and for staff. 

ReClaiming Children 25th Anniversary Commemorative Issue

For our 25th annual conference, we put together a special commerative issue of the Reclaiming Children magazine. In early 2014, we released a newly reformatted newsletter. This rebranding was an effort to turn the growing newsletter into a full fledged magazine. We received great feedback on the change.

 

The Evolution: Family-Driven Care as a Practice

Family-driven, as a value, has long been a cornerstone of our work in Systems of Care. We dedicate significant time to recognizing families and making sure they are at the table and have a voice. We make sure that families receive compensation for their work. We say that families are primary decision makers in the lives of their children, but is this the essence of family-driven care? Does this expression of family-driven resonate across cultures? Does it have the impact we desire at all levels?

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