Restraint / Seclusion Updates & Reminders

Report
Restraint / Seclusion Updates
&
Reminders
Fall, 2013
What is Restraint?
• ‘Physical restraint’ means the restriction of a student's
movement by one or more persons holding the student or
applying physical pressure upon the student. ‘Physical
restraint’ does not include the touching or holding of a
student without the use of force for the purpose of
directing the student or assisting the student in completing
a task or activity;
• ‘Seclusion’ means the involuntary confinement of a student
alone in a room from which the student is physically
prevented from leaving. ‘Seclusion’ does not include: The
removal of a student for a short period of time to provide
the student with an opportunity to regain self-control if the
student is in a setting from which the student is not
physically prevented from leaving.
Use of Restraint
Previous Regs
•
As part of a behavior support plan
when other less restrictive
interventions would not be
effective and the student’s
behavior poses a threat of
imminent, serious, physical harm
to the student or others.
•
The emergency use of reasonable
physical force by a school
administrator, teacher, school
employee, or volunteer “as
necessary to maintain order or to
prevent a student from harming
him/herself, other students, and
school staff or property.”
New Regs
• When the student's
behavior imposes a
reasonable threat of
imminent, serious bodily
injury to the student or
others; and, less restrictive
interventions would not be
effective.
OIS Approved PPI
• Belt-shirt
• One-Person, One-Arm
• 2-Person Techniques:
–
–
–
–
Escort
Standing
Wall
Seated
• Note: There is no OIS-approved method for
seclusion.
Reporting to Parents
• Notify parents same day
• For any restraint / seclusion lasting more than
30 mins, must attempt to notify parents
immediately.
• Invite parents to the debriefing meeting
• Provide copy of the notes of the debriefing
• Report the training status of staff who
participated in the restraint
Debriefing
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•
•
•
Must occur within 2 days of the incidents
Invite parents
Copy of notes provided to parents
Required attendees;
– All staff who were involved must attend
– Administrator
30-minutes
• Attempt to contact parents
• Offer water and bathroom
• Administrator must give written authorization
to continue
Forms
• Use current forms only.
• Third page only necessary for restraints lasting
30-mins or more.
• One incident per form.
• Copy to Cathy Jensen at DO.
Training
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•
•
•
OIS
16 hours for the initial certification
8 hours for recertification every two years
Review training at least once a year
Troubleshooting
• Belt-shirt: 10 seconds
• Escorts:
– To the nearest safe location (clear area, wall)
– No further than about twenty feet
– Never use stairs
Planning
• After 2 incidents, contact behavior team and
review BSP.
• After 5 incidents, review the IEP
• BSP
– based on an FBA
– progress data
– threshold for review
• Parents provided a copy of the board policy.
Reporting to Community
• Summary data must be published on the
district website
– Number of students
– Number of incidents
– 10 or more per year
– Demographic information
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Incident Data Comparison:
Total TTSD Incidents
2010-2011 and 2011-2012
25
20
15
10
5
0
September
October
November December
January
2010-2011 District Total
February
March
2011-2012 District Total
April
May

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