KIYC: Does restraint training promote safety or encourage "manhandling" of students? - Part 3

KIYC child restraint part 3

Abbie Bowden, a then 10-year-old autistic girl, is restrained 14 times in one day at a school in Massachusetts. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

At first glance, they look like they could be soldiers or police officers, getting instruction on hand-to-hand combat. But the group of men and women gathered inside a banquet room at an Atlantic City casino are actually teachers and youth counselors, attending a five-day workshop on how to physically restrain students.

"You have to have a capacity to deal with an emergency when it's there,"...

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