” means the use of physical holding or seclusion of children with disabilities in an emergency in Minnesota schools. “Emergency”
means a situation where immediate intervention is needed to protect a child or other individual from physical injury. Restrictive procedures must not be used to punish or otherwise discipline a child. Minnesota Statutes, sections 125A.0941 and 125A.0942, govern the use of restrictive procedures.Report to the Legislature.
The commissioner must report to the Legislature on districts’ progress in reducing the use of restrictive procedures every year by February 1. The report must include recommendations on how to further reduce these procedures and eliminate the use of prone restraints.Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS): Children’s Mental Health
. The Children’s Mental Health Division administers policy and practice to ensure effective and accessible mental health services and supports for children and families in Minnesota. The division works together with many public and private partners across the state so that children and youth with mental health needs can develop and function as fully as possible in all areas of their lives.
Please see the additional resources DHS provides to support children’s mental health.