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1 “PARS Lessons Learned” St. Joseph’s Villa RTF Carrie Carl, LCSW-R RTF/CR Clinical Director

2 “Multi-Sensory Enrichment” Approach The Physical Environment Small Motor Opportunities Large Motor Opportunities

3 Enrichment of the Physical Environment Involved program youth in the beautification of the main living areas of the RTF cottage Added air conditioning to the group living areas of the RTF cottage Implementation: 7/1/2010 (air conditioning) Impact: 75% reduction in July-August restraints from 2009 to 2010

4 Enrichment of Small Motor Opportunities Art supplies for weekly expressive arts group Board games for positive peer interactions Multi-sensory soothing items (sound spa, temperature sensitive lap board, color changing light sphere) Implementation: 8/1/2010

5 Enrichment of Large Motor Opportunities Wii Game System (focus on large motor games) Skateboards, “razors,” etc. with protective equipment Other outdoor sports equipment Implementation: 8/20/2010

6 Impact of Small & Large Motor Opportunities 33% reduction in restraints comparing: – 8/1/2009 – 5/6/2010 vs. – 8/1/2010 – 5/6/2011 December 2010 was a restraint-free month! 2 restraints in a single 61-day stretch

7 PARS Lessons We Are Still Learning: Utilizing data trends to prioritize our next initiatives Applying the physical environment enrichment efforts to upstairs/bedrooms Pursuing additional multi-sensory enrichment items in the RTF cottage Pursuing addition supervisory training for senior level cottage staff Pursuing additional training for cottage staff (moving from control to collaboration) Improving multi-disciplinary treatment team integration

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