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A Valentine's Gift that keeps Giving

Want to give a gift that keeps giving this Valentine's Day? Consider a donation to Family Voices Indiana. Family Voices Indiana Did you know… ♥ 1 in 5 children are children with special health care needs? ♥ Family leaders at Family Voices are parents themselves? ♥ Family Voices provides free resources and support to families who need it? Your gift can help…… $10 ♥ a phone card for our family leaders to provide 1:1 support $25 ♥ a one hour health care financing training for families $50 ♥ a two hour health care financing training for families $75 ♥ brochures for 350  families $100 ♥ an exhibit table at a disability fair for community outreach Please help make a difference and  donate  today! We have a new payment plan option on our  blog . See the right hand links for the Paypal donation link. One time payments are also accepted on our  website . We’re also grateful to accept donations of services, volunteer hours, or other support…….

Harkin Introduces "Keeping All Students Safe Act" Legislation

Family Voices Indiana shares the following press release regarding seclusion and restraint legislation: WASHINGTON, D.C.—At a news conference in Washington today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, unveiled the findings of an investigation into the use of seclusion and restraints. Harkin’s investigation found that under current law, a family whose child has been injured, experienced trauma, or died as a result of the use of seclusion or restraints in school has little or no recourse through school procedures or the courts. At the event, Harkin announced the introduction of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, a bill to ensure the effective implementation of positive behavioral interventions in our nations’ schools. The legislation will help schools establish a safe and engaging learning culture for teachers and students alike, and will bar the use of seclusion in locked, unattended rooms or enclosures. The bil