Delaware Senate Bill 100 passed in June 2013. The bill required Delaware's Department of Education to amend Section 122(e) 14 DE ADC 610, Limitations on the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Schools. This regulation has been amended
[PDF] and is in effect for a period of five years from the effective date, which is July 17, 2014.
About the Regulation
The regulation requires that staff who use physical restraint receive annual training in crisis prevention techniques consistent with nationally-recognized training programs that address prevention and de-escalation techniques and positive behavioral intervention strategies and supports. Each public school, private program, and alternative program is required to maintain documentation of each training provided and a list of all personnel who participate in training.
The regulation is intended to ensure that school staff have the skills to handle violent student behavior in a manner that’s as safe as possible for both students and staff. It limits the use of physical restraint in schools to only situations in which a student presents an imminent danger of physical harm to self or others. If used as a last resort, a physical restraint must end as soon as the student no longer presents an immediate threat of harm. Additionally, restraint should not interfere with a student’s ability to breathe or communicate, and it should not exacerbate a student’s physical or medical condition.
We Can Help You Comply With SB 100!
Schools across the US use CPI's Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®
training program because it focuses on prevention and de-escalation techniques and other alternatives to restraint and seclusion, as well as how to use safer, less-restrictive physical interventions only as a last resort.
How to Get Training
CPI training can be tailored to the unique needs of your school or district. With our train-the-trainer option, select staff can be certified to teach the program to other staff on a continuing basis.
We have numerous public programs coming to Delaware
, and an on-site training option
is also available.
Read the full text of Delaware Senate Bill #100