The PBIS World Book

Seclusion & Restraint

Why should I do it:

  • WARNING! Seclusion & Restraint should ONLY be utilized by those specifically trained and certified in the techniques, as they can cause injury and even death if performed incorrectly
  • Check with federal, state, district, and school regulations to find information about the policies and training regarding the use of seclusion and restraint
  • Seclusion and restraint should only be used when in emergency situations where the health or safety of the student or other persons are at imminent risk
  • Seclusion and restraint should only be utilized by persons specifically trained and certified in the use of the techniques

When should I do it:

  • Seclusion and restraint should only be used when in emergency situations where the health or safety of the student or other persons are at imminent risk
  • Seclusion and restraint should only be utilized by persons specifically trained and certified in the use of the techniques
  • If you are untrained and not sure what to do about a student posing a safety risk to themselves or others, immediately contact the school office and/or administrator for support
  • Be aware of and inform yourself on who in your building is certified and trained to use seclusion and restraint techniques and how to reach them in an emergency

How do I do it:

  • Seclusion and restraint should only be used when in emergency situations where the health or safety of the student or other persons are at imminent risk
  • Seclusion and restraint should only be utilized by persons specifically trained and certified in the use of the techniques
  • If you are untrained and not sure what to do about a student posing a safety risk to themselves or others, immediately contact the school office and/or administrator for support
  • Be aware of and inform yourself on who in your building is certified and trained to use seclusion and restraint techniques and how to reach them in an emergency

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