Thu, May 30, 2024    
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Updates on Restraint and Seclusion Laws & Practices
May 30th, 5:30-7pm

Register now to join OEA’s Center for Professional Excellence on May 30th, from 5:30-7p, as OEA staff and former special educator and behavioral specialist, Erin Whitlock, hosts the Oregon Department of Education and staff from the Office of Training, Investigations, and Safety and Oregon Youth Authority, to hear more about the ODE guidance for using restraint and seclusion, including changes to reporting requirements passed into law in 2023. 

Lisa Joy Bateman, IDEA Initiatives Team Lead, Oregon Department of Education
Krista Duvall, Dave Manely, Lindsay Bigelow, and Office of Training, Investigations, and Safety
Seantel Heisel, Oregon Youth Authority

When: May 30, 2024 05:30 PM, 90-minutes
Topic: Updates to Restraint & Seclusion Laws & Practices – see details below
Register in advance for this webinar – after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kCYP_sAoSNWv-HqHDnsWeQ

 Webinar Description:
Restraint and seclusion are noneducational, reactive strategies utilized to mitigate the risk of substantial physical harm or bodily injury when other less restrictive interventions have failed to control the situation. While these practices are legally permitted in certain instances, they come with considerable risks. Understanding the new legal framework and adopting best practices in prevention, intervention, and de-escalation are crucial to minimizing use.

 In this informative session and Q&A, experts from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Office of Training, Investigations, and Safety (OTIS) will discuss the recent 2023 legislation on restraint and seclusion, and its implications for required reporting of suspected child abuse. Additionally, discussion will focus on alternatives to restraint and seclusion as research has consistently shown that they are not effective behavioral interventions. Resources related to the prevention of restraint and seclusion will be shared.