Maine Training Courses

Restraint and Seclusion (ME)

In this course, teachers and other school staff members will receive an overview on the use of restraint and seclusion to deal with emergency situations. Topics covered include what you should know about restraint and seclusion, alternatives to restraint and seclusion, and advice for schools and school personnel.

Course length: 25 minutes

Author: Reece Peterson & Maine Department of Education

Dr. Reece Peterson is an innovator in education and a leading advocate researching and endorsing alternatives to seclusion and restraint. He is a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he teaches courses on various aspects of special education. Dr. Peterson is co-author of a book on multicultural issues in behavioral disorders, and has served as President and Governmental Relations Chair for the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.

The Maine Department of Education’s mission is to provide leadership and to collaborate with educators and learning communities in order to ensure that every learner has the opportunity to be successful. The Department is working toward an education system that engages and challenges every student, is customized to each student’s individual needs and harnesses the power of technology to enhance and individualize learning.