Louisiana SB 59

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Louisiana Senate Bill 59 Act 328 was adopted on June 29, 2011. The bill requires the governing authority of each public elementary and secondary school to adopt written guidelines and procedures regarding the appropriate use of restraints and seclusion in response to the behavior of students with exceptionalities, limiting and defining the use of such actions in an educational setting.

This includes:

  • Reporting requirements and follow-up procedures.
  • Notification requirements for school officials and a student's parent or other legal guardian.
  • An explanation of the methods of physical restraint and the school employee training requirements relative to the use of restraint.

CPI Can Help You Meet the Louisiana Requirements.
CPI is the standard-setting provider of behavior management training that equips employees to have an immediate, tangible, and lasting positive impact on the people and organizations they serve. Since 1980, more than six million professionals—including tens of thousands of educators—have participated in CPI's Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training. The program offers proven strategies for the safe management of disruptive, assaultive, and out-of-control behavior.

By giving educators the skills to guide students toward more positive behavioral choices, the training can be an effective part of an overall Positive Behavior Support system.

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Case Study: Lafayette Parish School System
Read this case study about how Lafayette (LA) Parish Schools used CPI training to implement a system-wide policy, curriculum, and behavioral plan to equip and empower all persons involved to ensure a safe environment for everyone by reducing the use of restrictive techniques throughout the parish schools.

Read Louisiana's SB 59.

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“Every individual on this earth deserves to be treated with compassion, understanding, and the right to keep their dignity intact. This can be difficult to honor at times when someone loses control of their behavior, but that’s where Rational Detachment and not taking it personally really kicks in. What has helped me be able to do this well goes back to the first day I was introduced to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training. I was a participant before becoming a Certified Instructor (and before working for CPI), and over the years I have had so many opportunities to use what I learned way back then. Today, I live the skills automatically. It’s an honor to have been given those skills to live the philosophy of treating others the way I want to be treated.”