'Keeping All Students Safe Act' National Call-In Day June 12th

There are stories almost weekly of schools using restraint or isolation on children deemed unruly. No federal law regulates these actions. I see both sides of the issue however another approach is urgent. As a person with mental illness, I can not imagine the long-term scars on children who receive this type of treatment. Please mark your calendars, it’s just around the corner.  Warrior

Keeping All Students Safe Act (S. 2036 and H.R. 1893)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is working with a coalition to end restraint and seclusion in schools. The coalition has organized a national call-in day on June 12th so advocates all over the country can call their Senators and Representatives and ask them to co-sponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act (S. 2036 and H.R. 1893). These bills greatly restrict the use of restraint and seclusion in our nation’s schools to protect children from harm. There are no federal laws regulating the use of restraint and seclusion in schools.

Numerous media stories and various reports have documented the harm, trauma and even death that have occurred from the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. Restraint is being used in alarmingly high numbers on students with disabilities, including those living with mental illness. Effective alternatives exist to reduce and eliminate the unnecessary use of restraints and seclusions and protect students and staff. These bills support alternatives that provide students with a safe and positive learning environment.

Call June 12th! Please call your Congressional members and urge them to co-sponsor the Keeping All Students Safe Act.

Thank you for your dedication to mental health advocacy!

2 thoughts on “'Keeping All Students Safe Act' National Call-In Day June 12th

  1. We often forget that public schools are government institutions with crippling bureaucracy, inadequate funding, decaying facilities and constrained educators, many educators would not meet any kind of minimum quality performance measure. I don’t say this to malign anyone. It’s a fact we often hear about, but see little progress in resolving. I often wonder if public schools that are deeply troubled are a bellwether for how we value our children. Anything we do that improves a child’s chance of leaving a school educated and well adjusted is a cause that should be first on our to do list. This includes the parenting done at home.

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