2006 Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Training Institute
San Antonio, September 20-22, 2006
About the Training Institute
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health hosted "Creating Violence-Free and Coercion-Free Mental Health Treatment Environments for the Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint" in San Antonio in 2006. The free two and-a-half day training institute attracted 330 representatives of Texas organizations committed to preventing, reducing, and eliminating their use of seclusion and restraint.
The participants represented 29 private agencies, state agencies and advocacy groups from across Texas. Participating organizations sent leadership teams of up to 14 staff members to the training institute. The teams included leadership staff, such as chief executive officers, chief operating officers, directors of nursing, quality improvement directors, directors of consumer affairs, staff development trainers and human resources directors.
Kevin Ann Huckshorn of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors' National Coordinating Center to Reduce and Eliminate the Use of Seclusion and Restraint led the training institute. With support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Huckshorn and her team developed a curriculum entitled "Creating Violence Free and Coercion Free Mental Health Treatment Environments for the Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint." Her training team leads workshops around the country to help organizations reduce their use of seclusion and restraint.
Using a train-the-trainer model, the training institute provided detailed information on core strategies for reducing seclusion and restraint use. Attendees were given clinical and training materials to take back to their organization and share with other staff. They also drafted a facility seclusion and restraint reduction plan to finalize upon returning to their organization.
Training Materials and Presentations
Current Assumptions Regarding Seclusion and Restraint Use
The Experience of Seclusion and Restraint
The Neurobiological and Psychological Effects of Trauma
Six Core Strategies
Leadership Toward Organizational Change: A Core Strategy
Trauma Informed Care Fundamental Concepts: A Primary Prevention Tool
Evaluating the Importance of Seclusion and Restraint: A Primary Prevention Tool
Identifying and Managing Seclusion and Restraint Risk Factors: A Primary Prevention Tool
Consumer Roles in Inpatient Settings: A Primary Prevention Tool
Seclusion and Restraint Prevention Tools: A Primary Prevention Tool
Debriefing Activities – A Tertiary Prevention Tool
Developing a Facility Prevention Action Plan
Effective Strategies for Moving From Control to Collaboration
Real Reduction Experiences: Case Studies
Training Institute Faculty Biographies