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Making the Case for Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint through Violence Prevention Training

The use of non-aggressive methods for physical restraint and the elimination of seclusion when working within human serving industries are gaining favor among mental health professionals. Recent studies have shown that the use of restrictive force can be demoralizing while also having a huge impact on lost time and replacement costs from staff injuries. Through a framework of frequent collaboration, efficient supervision, and thorough training, new and safer restraint and de-escalation tactics will not only provide an effective system of enhanced care, but will also save money.