Pending Kansas Legislation HB 2534, Prohibiting Restraints and Requiring Training in Schools

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Kansas HB 2534 [PDF] was proposed on 1/26/2016. It further amends Kansas seclusion and restraint regulations from previous years. The bill: 
  • Prohibits prone, or face-down, physical restraint; supine, or face-up physical restraint; physical restraint that obstructs the airway of a student; and chemical and mechanical restraint situationally.
  • Requires that schools train school personnel on the use of emergency safety interventions consistent with nationally recognized programs in prevention techniques, de-escalation techniques, and positive behavioral intervention strategies.
  • Requires schools to maintain written or electronic documentation on training provided and lists of participants in each training for inspection by the Kansas state board of education. 

CPI Training Can Help Your School Comply With the Proposed Legislation
CPI offers training and resources to help schools meet legislation like the proposed Kansas bill. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training equips staff with techniques for both the prevention of and the safe use of restraint. With a focus on prevention, the program can help you make staff and students safer.
Learn more about effective restraint reduction and CPI training.
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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.”