Prevention Project Accepting Applications for Scholarships
October 7, 2005 and
May 26, 2006
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Sponsored by The Education Law Resource Center
The use of physical restraints are becoming more prevalent in
public schools. Deciding whether or not to physically restrain a
student requires that school personnel have a clear
understanding legal requirements, professional standards, and
health and safety issues.
The Education Law Resource Center announces formation of the
Restraint Prevention Project.
The goal of the Restraint Prevention Project is to reduce or
eliminate the use of physical restraints in schools through
training in de-escalation techniques and other methods of
addressing behavior. The project also seeks to ensure that if
restraints are used, they are used by properly trained staff in
order to protect the safety of students and staff.
The Education Law Resource Center is providing funding to help
offset the costs for educators and other professionals who
attend training programs about behavior management,
de-escalation techniques, and physical restraints.
A percentage of the profits from the book, Preventing Physical
Restraints in Schools: A Guide for Parents, Educators &
Professionals by Scott Johnson, Esq. is funding the project.
Who is Eligible?
The program is open to anyone who is responsible for addressing
student behavior in public and private schools, including
How to Apply
A volunteer Selection Committee selects the applicants who will
receive funding. This is a competitive process.
Applicants provide information about the training program they
want to attend and explain why the Project should provide them
with funds for the training program.
The Selection Committee chooses the applicants who will receive
funding based on a number of factors that are explained in the
Application for Funds available online at the Education Law
Please download the Application for Funds online from
follow the directions in the application documents.
Funds are awarded twice a year. The application deadlines are
October 7, 2005 and May 26, 2006.
Applicants will be notified if they were selected to receive
funding about 30 days after those dates.
For more information, please visit the Education Law Resource
Center site at www.edlawrc.com.
About the Education Law Resource Center
The Education Law Resource Center provides information to help
parents, educators and other professionals understand legal
requirements and meet student needs. The site contains
information and resources about a variety of education law
topics including physical restraints in schools, special
education, and No Child Left Behind.
More Resources on Restraints and Behavior
In the Name of Treatment: A Parent's Guide to Protecting Your
Child from Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion
(PDF) - "All children with disabilities should grow up
free from the use of restraint, seclusion, and aversive
interventions to respond to or control their behavior, and from
the fear that these forms of behavior management will be used on
themselves, their siblings or their friends."
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