Tennessee House Bill 1336: Special Education Behavioral Supports Act

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The Tennessee House Bill 1336 was adopted on June 10, 2011. It renames the “Special Education Isolation and Restraint Modernization and Positive Behavioral Supports Act” as the “Special Education Behavioral Supports Act.”

The bill requires school staff to be trained by a behavior intervention training program that, at minimum, provides the following:
  • Training in evidence-based techniques shown to be effective in the prevention of isolation and physical restraint.
  • Training in evidence-based techniques shown to be effective in keeping both school personnel and students safe when imposing physical restraint or isolation.
  • Evidence-based skills training on positive behavioral interventions and supports, conflict prevention, functional behavior assessments, de-escalation, and conflict management.
  • Certification for school personnel in the techniques and skills which shall be required to be renewed on a periodic basis.

CPI can help you meet the Tennessee requirements.
CPI's Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training 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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Read Tennessee’s HB 1336.

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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.”