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Dan Habib to attend congressional briefing to end restraint & seclusion

by | Jun 12, 2014

Join the campaign to end restraint and seclusion abuse in our schools. Attend a congressional briefing on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM, at the Capital Visitor Center, Room SVC 203-02 in Washington, DC.

The briefing will feature highlights from the film “Restraint & Seclusion: Hear Our Stories” and an engaging discussion with Dan Habib. Also to be featured are:

-Senator Chris Murphy
-Joseph B. Ryan, Professor and Associate Director of Research & Outreach for School of Education at Clemson University
-Barbara Trader, Executive Director at TASH
-and advocates Tonia Ferguson, Mazen Fawzy, Paula Buege, and Donovan Richards

Moderator: Jennifer Bellamy, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office

This event is co-hosted by the ACLU, TASH, and APRAIS in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus Education & Labor Taskforce

To view the flyer for this event, click HERE

RSVP by emailing: dcintern_AL@aclu.org

AMONG ADOLESCENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS, 70 PERCENT DO NOT RECEIVE THE CARE THEY NEED.

More than two million young people in the United States have emotional/behavioral disabilities.

YOUTH WITH EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE ARE 13 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED WHILE STILL IN SCHOOL COMPARED TO STUDENTS WITH OTHER DISABILITIES.
ONE IN 10 YOUTH IN THE UNITED STATES EXPERIENCE A MENTAL DISORDER SEVERE ENOUGH TO LIMIT DAILY FUNCTIONING IN THE FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY SETTING.

DROPOUTS FROM THE CLASS OF 2008 WILL COST THE NATION MORE THAN $319 BILLION IN LOST WAGES OVER THE COURSE OF THEIR LIFETIMES.

INCREASING THE GRADUATION AND COLLEGE MATRICULATION RATES OF MALE STUDENTS BY FIVE PERCENT COULD LEAD TO COMBINED SAVINGS AND REVENUE OF ALMOST $8 BILLION EACH YEAR IN REDUCED CRIME-RELATED COSTS.