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Michigan Advocates to End Seclusion and Restraint
A Better Way
Keeping all students safe starts way before a crisis happens.
It starts with providing educators with training, resources, practice, and options.
It requires a focus not on behaviors, but on the underlying issues causing behaviors.
It involves a mindset shift about students who are behaving in undesired ways. They need help, co-regulation, supportive adults, skill development, and practice.
It requires that every student have a secure relationship with multiple adults in the building who see them for the great kid that they are even when they're having a hard time.
Students whose needs are being met, who feel safe, and who have the skills to handle the demands of school do not act aggressively and hurt others.
General School-Wide Approaches
Approaching Neurodiversity and Difficult Behaviors
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