Physical, mechanical, and chemical restraint and locked-door seclusion are often employed in child and adolescent treatment settings for managing aggressive behavior. Some clinicians and programs view the use of restraint and seclusion as useful for helping children and adolescents develop controls or coping skills. Participants review and discuss recent and upcoming changes in practice regarding the prevention of the use of restraint and seclusion and also provide participants with a venue to discuss successful strategies, as well as difficult challenges, in preventing the use of restraint and seclusion in various clinical settings, including inpatient, residential treatment, school, and juvenile justice settings.
Friday, October 31, 2008: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Erin Malloy, M.D. and Kim J. Masters, M.D.
Sponsored by the AACAP
Inpatient, Residential, and Partial Hospitalization Committee