Restrained and Secluded at School: What Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapists Need to Know

$15.00

Description

What do Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapists Need to Know about Restraint & Seclusion in Schools?

► Featuring: Guy Stephens, Founder and Executive Director of The Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR)

► Hosted by: Therapist Neurodiversity Collective 

► When: June 28, 2024, @4:00 pm Pacific / @ 6:00 pm Central / @ 7:00 pm Eastern. 

🕒Can’t make the live session? Not a problem! All registrants for our LIVE course will receive access to the recording and materials for two weeks after the presentation date.

► Audience: Therapists, counselors, educators, administrators, paraprofessionals, and parents of students in the public school system.

Dive deep with Therapist Neurodiversity Collective into the controversial practices of restraint and seclusion in K – 12 educational settings as Guy Stephens, the Founder and Executive Director of The Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR), and a national expert on the issue of restraint and seclusion. discusses the complexities of public school crisis management approaches used nation-wide. 

🌟 Course Description:

Through a neurodiversity-affirming lens, this professional development course will examine existing laws and policies related to restraint and seclusion, and reveal why more local and national regulation is desperately needed to protect our children. Guy will shed light on the detrimental immediate and long-lasting trauma outcomes of restraint and seclusion and reveal practical, innovative approaches that can significantly reduce these archaic practices and open doors to safer and more inclusive schools.

🎯 What You’ll Gain

  • A comprehensive understanding of what restraint and seclusion actually entail
  • A keen awareness of who is most often restrained and secluded in schools
  • An enhanced perception of how and why these types of interventions impact immediate and long-term trauma in children and their families.
  • Alternative, humane approaches to crisis management that promise to reduce and eventually eliminate the need for restraint and seclusion, and pave the way for practices that honor the dignity and potential of every student.

Join us in this crucial dialogue as we work together to ensure our schools are places of safety and inclusion for all students, especially those most vulnerable to being misunderstood.

Included:
☑ A comprehensive slide handout

☑ Course handout for reference 
☑ Certificate of Attendance for one hour of professional development

Guy Stephens of Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint

Guy Stephens lives in Southern Maryland with his wife and two amazing children. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR), a nonprofit he started in 2019. AASR is a community of over 25,000 parents, self-advocates, teachers, school administrators, paraprofessionals, attorneys, related service providers, and others working together to influence change in supporting children whose behaviors are often misunderstood. He has presented at conferences and events across North America and guest lectures for undergraduate and graduate courses as a national expert on the issue of restraint and seclusion.

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: