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Restraint and Seclusion Alternatives in All U.S. States and Territories: A Review of Legislation and Policies

This evaluation brief (a) describes methods of a systematic review of state policy and legislation on R/S, (b) summarizes how R/S is addressed in state policy and legislation, (c) discusses the extent to which policy and legislation emphasizes alternatives to R/S, and (d) based on this review, provides considerations for preventing or reducing R/S, such as organizing a continuum of evidence-based prevention practices within a positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) framework to address the use of R/S.

Topic(s):

Disability

District & State PBIS

Restraint/Seclusion

Published:

August 30, 2021

Revised:

Location:

Keywords:

Discipline
Evaluation
Policy

Suggested
Citation:

Kern, L., George, H. P., Hodnett, J., Evanovich, L. L., & Freeman, J. (August, 2021). Restraint and Seclusion Alternatives in All U.S. States and Territories: A Review of Legislation and Policies. Center on PBIS, University of Oregon. www.pbis.org.

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