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Schools Operating Safely (SOS) - Child Behavior Management Policy
Ten Alternatives to Use of Psychotropic Medication, Seclusion, and Restraints

Problem
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Managing child behavior in school settings poses potential injury risk, to both staff and students, resulting in increased use of questionable practices.  In the past decade, schools have witnessed an unprecedented rise in the medication of children, use of seclusion rooms, and the need of physical restraint.  To protect children with behavior problems and their staff, it is imperative that schools take proactive measures by establishing effective child behavior interventions and policies.


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Seclusion and Restraint Research

News

New Foundation in the Works - Zone'in Programs Inc for Sale!
Cris Rowan. CEO of Zone'in Programs Inc. is please to announce the sale of her 'system of solutions' Zone'in Programs Inc. for addressing technology overuse by children.  Cris is in the process of establishing a charitable foundation called Children of the New Millennium to provide funding to schools for sensory and motor equipment and activities that promote attention and learning.
 
Television Time a Health Hazard for Children
A potentially dangerous substance found in nearly every Oregon home -- and many day care centers -- threatens thousands of Oregon kids with a life plagued by heart disease, cancer or diabetes. The threat is television, and before you dismiss it, know that scientists have mountains of evidence suggesting that too much TV viewing is very bad for children.
Media Health Matters is a newly designed quarterly e-newsletter from the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH). Here you will find news, tools, and tips that can help families make informed media choices. TV, video games, and the Internet are part of our children's daily landscape, and CMCH research can help guide parents as they negotiate a vast range of outside influences. 
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Internet Addiction - Signs, symptoms, treatment and self-help
The Internet has revolutionized how we communicate, learn, and work. With so much information available, how much is too much Internet use?
www.helpguide.org/mental/internet_cybersex_addiction.htm

Cell Phone Psychology
A new mobile phone application called UbiFit, designed by researchers at Intel Research Seattle and the University of Washington, taps into the psychology of motivation by offering seemingly insignificant rewards-graphics of flowers-­that people end up striving to attain through physical activity.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=personal-training-by-phone&sc=CAT_MB_20091202

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January 6, 2010 - Mixed Signals - Register Now!
Child physical, mental, social and academic disorders are on the rise.  Is 8 hours per day technology use the culprit?  Come learn what you can do to manage balance between activities children need to grow and succeed with use of technology.

January 20, 2010 - Harnessing Energy - Register Now!
Profiles the Zone'in Concept to improve self-responsibility, and offers information regarding sensory integration, tools and techniques to enhance sensory processing, attention and learning ability. 

February 3, 2010 - Why Can't Children Sit Still? - Register Now!
Children's bodies need to move to pay attention and learn.  Organized movement and access to nature are attention-restorative, and can easily be incorporated into classroom routines.

February 17, 2010 - Back to Basics - Register Now!
With 30% of children entering K developmentally delayed, and literacy declining, it is imperative that schools practice developmentally appropriate printing strategy.  As printing is a precursor to reading, sufficient instruction and consistent methodology are essential to ensure literacy.

March 3, 2010 - Diminishing Returns - Register Now!
Learn how to restructure classrooms, gym and playground settings to improve productivity and enhance literacy though use of a variety of sensory and motor strategies.

March 17, 2010 - A Cracked Foundation - Register Now!
Disconnection from self, others, nature and spirit is resulting in child mental health and behavior disorders that are readily being diagnosed and medicated.  Healthy attachment and personal connections between teachers, therapists, parents and children are the basis for ability to pay attention and learn.
 
April 7, 2010 - Healthy Interactions - Register Now!
Critical factors for healthy early child development of movement, touch and connection are reviewed, and practical strategies offered to enhance infant, toddler and early child development.

April 21, 2010 - Mixed Signals - Register Now!
Child physical, mental, social and academic disorders are on the rise.  Is 8 hours per day technology use the culprit?  Come learn what you can do to manage balance between activities children need to grow and succeed with use of technology.
 
May 5, 2010 - Why Can't Children Sit Still? - Register Now!
Children's bodies need to move to pay attention and learn.  Organized movement and access to nature are attention-restorative, and can easily be incorporated into classroom routines.

May 19, 2010 - Diminishing Returns - Register Now!
Learn how to restructure classrooms, gym and playground settings to improve productivity and enhance literacy though use of a variety of sensory and motor strategies.
 
Book a CUSTOMIZED WEBINAR for your group or organization!  Contact Amy Dickson at adickson@zonein.ca or 1-888-896-6346 for more information.

Upcoming Workshops

If you're unable to make it to one of the below workshops, and you'd like Cris to come to your area, contact us to make it happen!

March 23, 24 & 25, 2010 - Dallas, TX
May 11, 12 & 13, 2010 - Vancouver, BC

Upcoming OT Training dates

March 22 - 26, 2010 - Dallas, TX
May 10 - 14, 2010 - Vancouver, BC

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Links and Opportunities

Sensory Processing Disorder 10th International Symposium
"Living Sensationally at Home, School and Community" featuring Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTR with keynote address by Dr. Lucy Miller.  March 5 & 6, 2010 in Denver Colorado. 
Parenting Resources - Dr. Gordon Neufeuld
Welcome to a great website formed by a team of counselors in California who were training by Dr. Gordon Neufeuld website offering newsletter, online parenting courses and much more!

Institute for Attachment
Website for the Institute for Attachment and Child Development, an organization Denver Colorado dedicated to the treatment of attachment disorders in children and adults, education and research regarding treatment outcomes.
 
Classroom and Home Strategies for Difficult Children
Website based on the work of psychologist Howard Glassner, author of Transforming the Difficult Child - The Nurtured Heart Approach.  An amazing set of strategies developed specifically for children with ADHD and other challenging behaviors to facilitate parenting and classroom success. 
 
Building Connections for Children in Foster Care
Website based on the work of Dr. Toni Heineman, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Psychiatry at University of California, and author of The Abused Child: Psychodynamic Understanding and Treatment, believes a positive connection to a caring adult is vital to the healthy development of every child.  A Home Within seeks to heal the chronic loss experienced by foster children by providing lasting and caring relationships to current and former foster youth.
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Cartoonagrams
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Steve Brosnihan is a cartoonist who has been teaching children to draw using letters of the alphabet for the past 18 years in hospital, camp and school settings.  His "Cartoonagrams" are very easy to learn to draw, and very easy to remember, thanks to a hint word or phrase that connects the letters to the character.  Steve's book, "Anyone Can Draw Cartoonagrams", teaches 26 of his characters in a straight forward, step-by-step format.  Cartoonagrams not only teach drawing skills, but also promote printing practice and imaginative exercise.  The book empowers kids to claim the ability to draw while having a blast in the learning process. Find out more about Steve at www.stevebcartoons.com. You can purchase "Anyone Can Draw Cartoonagrams" at www.cartoonagrams.com.

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Cris Rowan is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, author, speaker and champion of easing the job of learning for all children.

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