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.

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