Monthly Archives: April 2009

Study shows efforts to decrease seclusion & restraint may be accompanied by an increase in patient-related violence

In February 2009 we wrote to SAMHSA informing them that we are finding that when the desire to eliminate or reduce restraint exceeds the actual realities of the institution and population served, that   1.     Either there is an increased … Continue reading

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My story is this…our Autistic child was placed in prone restraint

My story is this…our Autistic child was placed in prone restraints as a punishment for non compliance. He was restrained in a seclusion room where he would be placed and left until he would calm to administrations liking. If he … Continue reading

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TTAPR’s Comments Regarding Report By National Disability Rights Network On The Use of Restraint & Seclusion in Schools

 The Report By National Disability Rights Network has seriously misrepresented the facts about restraint. Included with our comments is a copy of the publication: Attacking our Educators, Stopping School Violence http://www.stoppingschoolviolence.com.  We would suggest that anyone interested in this subject purchase a … Continue reading

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Why are you opposed to banning prone restraint?

Prone restraint simply means that the subject of the restraint is in a face down position.  It is not the name of a particular restraint technique as there are many ways to restrain someone face down.  All prone holding methods … Continue reading

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Can you tell me what sources you are using for your statistics?

We are using statistics from National School Safety and Security Services Statistics, the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, the United States Department of Health including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  The Federal statistics available are … Continue reading

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Calling on Congress: On April 8, 2009, Congress was asked to impose a data collection initiative on restraint and seclusion headed by CMS and the FDA.

The issue of the restraint use came to national attention through an investigative series published by the Hartford Courant in 1998.  As follow up to the Report, Congress, in 1999 requested its first GAO investigation into the use of restraint … Continue reading

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TTAPR’s Comments Regarding Report By National Disability Rights Network On The Use of Restraint & Seclusion in Schools

Before legislation is considered that unlawfully limits a person’s rights, we believe Congress has a responsibility to at least know the scope of the issue and have reputable statistics to support its actions. Here are a few recent examples of … Continue reading

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NYS Juvenile Justice changes restraint policy. Injuries soar as residents are out of control.

Earlier this year, NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) changed its restraint policy to where physical intervention could not be used when residents were destroying property.  As a result assaults against other residents and staff are at 25 … Continue reading

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Injuries in Md. Juvenile Justice Facilities Spike in 2008

In response to a restraint programming change in late 2007 that does not allow juvenile facilities to use prone restraint newspapers are reporting that — Injuries in Maryland Juvenile Justice Facilities Spike in 2008. By all accounts Maryland Juvenile Facilities … Continue reading

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