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ERIC Number: EJ1070175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Factors Associated with the Use of Restraints in the Public Schools
Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Xiao, Feiya; Liu, Xiaoya
Education and Treatment of Children, v37 n3 p461-475 2014
The improper use of reported restraints has been associated with serious injury and death in both mental health and school settings. However, there is currently no federal legislation that regulates the use of reported restraints in the schools in contrast to health care facilities (e.g., Children's Health Act of 2000). As children with disabilities are significantly more likely to experience restraint events, we examined what variables may predict the use of reported restraints in the public schools among these children. Results indicate that schools with lower socioeconomic status and located in states that did not prohibit corporal punishment or regulate the use of reported restraints in the schools experienced more reported restraint events.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Education Amendments 1972; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504); Title IX Education Amendments 1972