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University of New Hampshire and University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

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NH-ME LEND Capstone Poster Session and Celebration (Zoom)

Abstract/ Summary

Data has shown that within Maine and on a national scale, children who have disabilities or special health care needs are more often restrained, secluded, and isolated. This is unfortunate as research demonstrates that these incidents are often quite ineffective, harmful, and potentially fatal.

There has been a number of intervention methods used to reduce restraint, isolation, and seclusion. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) has been deemed promising in reducing these incidents, reducing staff injuries, and as legitimate crisis management approach.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Da Silva-Novotny. (2021, April). CCIDS - Research on the use of seclusion, restraint and isolation (PDF). Poster presented at the NH-ME LEND Capstone Poster Session and Celebration [Zoom web conference].


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