The Education Law Resource Center sponsors the
Restraint Prevention Project which provides funds to help offset the
costs for educators and other professionals to attend training programs about behavior management and
physical restraints. The program is open to anyone working in a public or
private school that is responsible for addressing student behavior
in school, including classroom teachers.
A percentage of the profits from the book
Physical Restraints in Schools fund the project.
goal of the project is to reduce or eliminate the use of physical restraints in
schools through training in de-escalation techniques and other methods of
addressing behavior. The project also seeks to help ensure that if restraints are performed, they are performed
properly by trained staff in order to protect the safety of students and staff.
A volunteer Selection Committee of school superintendents, special
education directors, school psychologists, counselors, parents and
advocates, selects the applicants who will receive
funding. It is a competitive process. Applicants provide information about
the training program they want to attend and explain why the Project
should provide them with funds for the training program. The Selection
Committee chooses the applicants who will receive funding based on a
number of factors that are explained in the
Application for Funds.
To date, the project has been able to fund applications for a number of
schools to send educators to training programs that they otherwise would
not have been able to attend and that enabled them to return to the school
and train others.
In the past, funds have been awarded twice a year.
The upcoming application deadlines have not yet been determined and will
be posted on this website as soon as they are determined. If you would
like to be notified the new deadlines are in place please email us.