Although the use of restraint with vulnerable populations is sometimes controversial, it is nonetheless a necessary tool to ensure the protection of clients and staff. A behavior analytic approach to crisis management and the use of restraint can help ensure that immobilization techniques are structured to allow individual choice and learning to take place even during a crisis. A thorough understanding of the causes of behavior and their maintaining variables can help guard against potential side effects of restraint use that make problems more severe.
During this webinar we:
- Explain the relationship between movement and crisis duration
- Explain how lengthy release criteria removes the ability for the individual to learn to terminate restraint
- Discuss 2 factors that can increase the use of escorts and immobilizations