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New Survey on Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

Summary: 
Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute are launching a survey to learn more about restraint and seclusion in BC schools.

Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute invite you to participate in some very important research that we are undertaking. Many students, parents and concerned individuals have called to tell us that children and youth are being restrained and secluded within BC schools. Some reports include student injuries and emotional trauma. This trend is alarming to the members of our organizations and the time to act is now.

In order for us to move forward with a plan that will a)require schools to document and report the use of restraint, seclusion and other aversive measures to the Ministry of Education, and b)create a government regulation which prohibits the use of seclusion in all BC schools, we need your help.

We have developed a very user-friendly survey which includes primarily multiple-choice questions. The survey is completely anonymous, and is for parents or guardians of a child who has been restrained or secluded. Through the use of safety mechanisms within Survey Monkey, we will not be able to track your data back to you. If you would like to talk about your experience with an advocate at Inclusion BC, Karen DeLong, Inclusion BC’s Director of Community Development, would be happy to receive your call or email at (604) 777-9100 or kdelong@inclusionbc.org.

Please circulate this survey to any parent or family member who you think may have an interest in this survey.

Here is the link to the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/85BKKLG.

Thank you!