Stop Hurting Kids - A National Campaign to End Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

May 29, 2013

AUCD 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,

We encourage you to visit, 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 @End_RS and on Facebook.