Senator Harkin holds event to introduce Keeping All Students Safe Act
February 06, 2014
We have some wonderful news to share. On Wednesday, February 12, Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), will host an event to discuss the findings of a Committee investigation into the obstacles faced by parents whose children were secluded or restrained in public schools.
While the use of seclusion and restraints are prohibited in other settings, tens of thousands of children are subjected to these practices in the classroom each school year. Many of these children are physically and emotionally harmed by the use of seclusion and restraints. This investigation documents the inability of some families to effectively address the use of seclusion and restraints practices and to positively affect change in school practices.
Senator Harkin will discuss the results of the investigation as well as his introduction of Keeping All Students Safe Act, which aims to ensure effective implementation of positive behavioral interventions in our nation’s schools.