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Part One:

In Part I, we establish the "keys to success" in reducing and eliminating the need for restraint and seclusion. The training goes on to establish guiding principles for creating and maintaining a culture of prevention and culminates in learning specific communication strategies for instances of both oppositional/defiant behaviors as well as potentially aggressive behaviors.

Part Two:

Physical restraint procedures should only be applied as a last resort and never for punishment or staff convenience. They are intended to be utilized by individuals who have successfully completed Part I and have learned to focus on the avoidance and prevention of crisis situations as the primary goal. We then proceed to learn techniques designed to protect all individuals involved while avoiding the use of pressure points or joint locks. Instead, the use of leverage and body position will be more important. Safe practice guidelines for both the training environment and the application of the various techniques will be established and emphasized. A continuum checklist emphasizing the least restrictive alternative will shape participant judgment. Above all, the four guiding principles of  Promoting choice and trust, Avoiding power struggles, Seeking pro-action vs. re-action, and a Set-up for success (P.A.S.S. - see Principles and Goals) will continue to provide the checks and balances necessary to establish the safest possible environment when having to manage aggressive behavior.

Part Three:

In Part III we develop ongoing methods, procedures and documentation to ensure the long-term successful implementation of what you have learned. The initial training program is important. However, we run the risk of being ineffective unless systems are put into place to reinforce both the mind-set and skill-set needed to facilitate success over time. Because of the dangerous nature of safely managing aggressive behavior, we also cover the proper documentation procedures and oversight that are essential to protecting the legal rights for everyone involved.