Happy Holidays from PEATC!


Happy Holidays from all of us at PEATC!!


Virginia Regulatory Update on Seclusion and Restraint


Learn about ways to participate in the process

 The most recent draft of the Second Review of Proposed Regulations Governing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Virginia (Proposed Stage) is available HERE

 Public Participation in the Regulatory Process

 There are many ways the public can participate in the regulatory process and make their voice heard. These opportunities include making a public comment, attending board meetings, and public hearings.

 For more information and to learn more about participation processes please click HERE


PEATC Youth Empowerment

Does your brain ever sometimes feel like a tornado is in there? Sometimes it’s hard for us to control our feelings, or focus on a task, or to even relax and unwind. Sometimes when this happens we can get cranky. Guess what?! It’s not just you who has those feelings. A lot of kids feel this way sometimes; and even grown ups too. Do you have something special you do when you get those feelings? Well sometimes one of the easiest things you can do is something you do everyday….breathe. If you practice breathing to slow down that brain tornado you are practicing becoming Mindful. That means you are aware that something is going on in your body or that you may be losing control and you know how to start to help yourself try to control it.

Check out these videos of some kids who may feel like…

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