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Terri Cooper SEDNET Region 13 1. Who is SEDNET ? The Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities Works with other agencies.

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1 Terri Cooper SEDNET Region 13 1

2 Who is SEDNET ? The Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities Works with other agencies to create Works with other agencies to create and facilitate a network of and facilitate a network of stakeholders committed to providing stakeholders committed to providing quality care to children with or at risk of quality care to children with or at risk of E/BD. E/BD. Created by the Florida Legislature in Created by the Florida Legislature in A statewide discretionary project funded by the Department of Education. A statewide discretionary project funded by the Department of Education. 19 regions across the state. 19 regions across the state. 2

3 DOE Indicators for SEDNET Indicator 1 Increase Graduation rate for Students with EB/D Increase Graduation rate for Students with EB/D Indicator 2 Decrease Drop-out rate for Students with EB/D Decrease Drop-out rate for Students with EB/D Indicator 4 Reduce Out of School Suspension for Students with EB/D Reduce Out of School Suspension for Students with EB/D Indicator 14 Improve Post-School Outcomes for Students with EB/D Improve Post-School Outcomes for Students with EB/D Continuing Education Continuing Education Employment Employment Continuing Education and Employment Continuing Education and Employment 3

4 Objectives Review Definitions Review Definitions Describe Monitoring of Data Collection/Reporting Describe Monitoring of Data Collection/Reporting Review Training Policy Review Training Policy Review Hernando County’s Plan for Reducing Restraints Review Hernando County’s Plan for Reducing Restraints Review Incident/Data Collection and Reporting Procedures Review Incident/Data Collection and Reporting Procedures Share Share Reporting Restraint and Seclusion Wiki FAQs FAQs 4

5 Physical Restraint….. is only used to prevent injury to the student and others. is only used to prevent injury to the student and others. should only be used in situations when an to the student or others exist. should only be used in emergency situations when an imminent risk of serious injury or death to the student or others exist. is used in a manner that conveys dignity and respect for the student. is used in a manner that conveys dignity and respect for the student. is a is a LAST RESORT !!! 5

6 Concerns Restraint is being used as a behavioral intervention (for noncompliance, threats, or disruption) instead of an safety procedure Restraint is being used as a behavioral intervention (for noncompliance, threats, or disruption) instead of an emergency safety procedure The use of restraint may reinforce or strengthen the problem behavior The use of restraint may reinforce or strengthen the problem behavior Restraint is implemented independent of a function- based behavior intervention plan Restraint is implemented independent of a function- based behavior intervention plan When restraint is used, there is a failure to use data to analyze & address the cause of the precipitating behavior 6

7 Some Definitions 7

8 Physical Restraint Physical force that immobilizes or reduces the ability of a student to move his or her torso, arms, legs, or head freely. (Office of Civil Rights) Physical Restraint MUST be Reported. 8

9 Physical Transport Any physical force or exertion needed in order to propel a student into motion while with one or more persons assisting. Any physical force or exertion needed in order to propel a student into motion while immobilizing their arms and torso with one or more persons assisting. Physical Transport Must be reported. 9

10 Physical Escort A temporary touching or holding of the hand, wrist, arm, shoulder, or back for the purpose of inducing a student who is acting out to walk to a safe location. Does NOT have to be reported as a restraint. 10

11 Mechanical Restraint The use of any device or equipment to restrict a student’s freedom of movement. The use of any device or equipment to restrict a student’s freedom of movement. unless the student has a prescription or it’s use is included in the IEP. Does not include Does not include Adaptive devices used to achieve proper body position, balance, or alignment Adaptive devices used to achieve proper body position, balance, or alignment Seat belts Seat belts Restraints for medical immobilization Restraints for medical immobilization Does not include the use of an SRO’s handcuffs 11

12 Seclusion The involuntary confinement of a student alone in a room or area from which the student is prevented from leaving. The involuntary confinement of a student alone in a room or area from which the student is prevented from leaving. The student is taken to a room or area against their will The student is taken to a room or area against their will The student is alone in the room or area The student is alone in the room or area The student is physically prevented from leaving the room or area The student is physically prevented from leaving the room or area Does not include a Time-Out Does not include a Time-Out HCSB prohibits the use of Seclusion with any student!!!! 12

13 Time Out A behavior management technique that involves the monitored separation of a student in a non- locked setting and is implemented for the purpose of calming A behavior management technique that involves the monitored separation of a student in a non- locked setting and is implemented for the purpose of calming. Physical force or threats may not be used to place a student in Time Out Physical force or threats may not be used to place a student in Time Out 13

14 Monitoring of Restraint /Seclusion Procedure at the Classroom Level A school-based administrator who has been trained in reporting restraints and seclusions is... A school-based administrator who has been trained in reporting restraints and seclusions is... Responsible for investigating the restraint Responsible for investigating the restraint Collecting the necessary data Collecting the necessary data Notifying parents on the day of the restraint Notifying parents on the day of the restraint Reporting the data on the state-wide web site Reporting the data on the state-wide web site Providing technical assistance to the teacher Providing technical assistance to the teacher 14

15 Monitoring of Restraint /Seclusion Procedure at the School Building Level A school-based administrator who has been trained in reporting restraints and seclusions will…. Report restraints of SWD or students with a 504 to the Director of ESE/Student Services immediately. Report restraints of SWD or students with a 504 to the Director of ESE/Student Services immediately. Complete and submit Restraint Reports Complete and submit Restraint Reports 15

16 Monitoring of Restraint /Seclusion Procedure at the School Building Level Documentation of the restraint will be maintained at the classroom level by the classroom teacher. Documentation of the restraint will be maintained at the classroom level by the classroom teacher. Documentation of the restraint will be maintained at the School Building Level by the trained administrator. Documentation of the restraint will be maintained at the School Building Level by the trained administrator. Each student who has had an incident of physical restraint will have a separate file kept in the Principal’s office containing all necessary documentation required by the two Procedure checklists. Each student who has had an incident of physical restraint will have a separate file kept in the Principal’s office containing all necessary documentation required by the two Procedure checklists. These files will be reviewed at least annually by District Staff. These files will be reviewed at least annually by District Staff. 16

17 Policy for Training on Restraint or Seclusion Hernando County uses Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) to train personnel with regard to the use of restraint. This is the only HCSB approved program. Hernando County uses Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) to train personnel with regard to the use of restraint. This is the only HCSB approved program. Initial training is offered twice a year district wide. Initial training is offered twice a year district wide. CPI certification isvalid for one year CPI certification is valid for one year. Annual refreshers are offered in order to maintain certification. Annual refreshers are offered in order to maintain certification. 17

18 Policy for Training continued The district allows the following to receive the entire two (2) day training program: The district allows the following to receive the entire two (2) day training program: Administrators Administrators ESE teachers ESE teachers Counselors Counselors Behavior Analysts/Specialists Behavior Analysts/Specialists Regular Education teachers as needed. Regular Education teachers as needed. Paraprofessionals may receive the (2) day training if they have been approved by the Director of ESE/SS. Paraprofessionals may receive the (2) day training if they have been approved by the Director of ESE/SS. 18

19 CPI Restraints approved by HCSB 1. Children’s Control Position 1. Children’s Control Position 2. Team Control Position 2. Team Control Position 3. Transport Position 3. Transport Position 4. Interim Control Position 4. Interim Control Position Only staff with current CPI certification are allowed to use these restraints! 19

20 Children’s Control Position sm 20

21 Team Control Position sm 21

22 Transport Position sm 22

23 Interim Control Position sm 23

24 Policy for Reducing Restraint/Seclusion Hernando County had 19reported incidents of restraint in the school year including 6 reports for Hernando County students in residential placements. Hernando County had 19 reported incidents of restraint in the school year including 6 reports for Hernando County students in residential placements. Hernando County had4 reported incidents of restraint in the school year including 4reports for Hernando County students in residential placements. Hernando County had 4 reported incidents of restraint in the school year including 4 reports for Hernando County students in residential placements. Hernando County has 1reported incidents of restraint in the school year. Hernando County has 1 reported incidents of restraint in the school year. Hernando County’s goal is to reduce the number of restraints for the school year by Hernando County’s goal is to reduce the number of restraints for the school year by 1 percent. 24

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26 Plan for Reducing continued Hernando County does not use …. Seclusion or mechanical restraints. Restraints that restrict breathing. “Prone” or “Supine” restraints. standing restraints only All CPI restraints are standing restraints only disengage and reassess if there is an imminent risk of death or injury. If a student falls or sits during a restraint, disengage and reassess if there is an imminent risk of death or injury. 26

27 Plan for Reducing continued data will be reviewed and analyzed Restraint data will be reviewed and analyzed When data show multiple restraint incidents per student, staff members and/or school, District staff will meet to determine the need for District support. Once a need has been identified, technical assistance will be provided. Implement student-specific strategies such as: Reviewing IEPs/504 plans Conducting evaluations/re-evaluations and FBAs Evaluating effectiveness of BIPs and health care plans (MTSS), PBS. Introduce or strengthen multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), including school-wide PBS. 27

28 Plan for Reducing continued training in PBS, Crisis Management, Conflict Prevention Provide additional professional development training in PBS, Crisis Management, Conflict Prevention Problem solve data-driven decisions (RtI:B Database) Problem solve with school administrators to make data-driven decisions regarding school environments. (RtI:B Database) debriefing Behavior analysts/specialists will facilitate a debriefing activity with the school personnel involved to review incidents of restraint and identify prevention strategies. 28

29 Incident/Data Collection Procedure Please see the forms page on the Wiki for copies of all the necessary forms needed to complete the incident report These forms will always be available on the Wiki, but you can download them to a folder on your desktop or make hardcopies. 29

30 FAQ’s Q: Do restraints that happen beyond the hours of the typical school day have to be reported? A: YES. Districts are advised to report all incidents of restraint. 30

31 Q: Do restraints by SROs have to be reported? A: YES If such an incident rises to the level of an arrest or Baker Act, that would constitute the end of the restraint. 31

32 Q: An SRO uses handcuffs on a student. Does this have to be reported as a restraint? A: No The use of handcuffs by an SRO is interpreted as “detainment” and not a restraint. The use of handcuffs by an SRO is interpreted as “detainment” and not a restraint. 32

33 Q: If a restraint occurs in school-basedchild care, the homes of students receiving hospital/homebound, home placement, or in private schools, does it have to be reported? Q: If a restraint occurs in school-based child care, the homes of students receiving hospital/homebound, home placement, or in private schools, does it have to be reported? A: YES, unless The parent is restraining the student, or The parent is restraining the student, or The parent is paying for school-based child care The parent is paying for school-based child care 33

34 Questions ??? 34

35 Thank You for your Participation !! Thanks to Kristin Hope for her valuable assistance in creating this Wiki !! Terri Cooper (352) ext.213 The Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET) is a special project funded by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Public Schools, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B. 35 Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns


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