COPAA - Join the Stop Hurting Kids Campaign
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"There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people." ---- Thomas Jefferson
"Refrain from Restraining, Secluding and Corporal Punishment & Aversives are Abusive and Dehumanizing" ---- Carol Sadler, Advocate
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Stop Hurting Kids Campaign
Your National Voice for Special Education Advocacy
Stop Hurting Kids is a National Campaign to End Restraint and Seclusion Abuse in Schools
COPAA has teamed up with other advocacy, disability, social justice and mental health organizations to launch Stop Hurting Kids, the national campaign to end restraint and seclusion abuse in schools. The campaign kicks off this Thursday, May 30, in Washington, D.C., with a special film screening.
Stop Hurting Kids seeks to spark a public dialogue about the dangers of restraint and seclusion practices, and gain support for the adoption of practices and policies that maintain a learning environment free from the threat of these abuses. The campaign promotes resources for safe and effective alternatives, and calls upon parents, educators, policy makers and advocates to take action.
The film screening on May 30 will feature Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories, the latest documentary from filmmaker Dan Habib (Including Samual, Who Cares About Kelsey?). It will also include special guests Michael Yudin of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and Larke Huang or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. You can participate in this event either in person or virtually over the Internet.
Film Screening and Campaign Kick Off
Thursday, May 30, 2013
5-6:30 p.m. ET
National Youth Transition Center
2013 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
To participate over the Internet, see the access instructions at the campaign website, http://stophurtingkids.com.
We encourage you to visit http://stophurtingkids.com, sign up to join the campaign and help us spread the word by sharing information with your friends, colleagues and social networks! You can find the campaign on Twitter at https://twitter.com/End_RS, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stophurtingkids.
We look forward to sharing additional details in the coming weeks. Please help us spread the word about this important campaign!