Too often, children and youth with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders are subject to seclusion and restraint (SR) in settings that are intended to help children and promote their healthy development. Once thought to be “therapeutic” techniques, we now recognize these as non-therapeutic, often re-traumatizing for the youth, and disruptive of a therapeutic relationship. Use of restraints can often result in injuries to both the child and the staff and even deaths. A front page article in today’s Washington Post reported on alleg
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Written By: Frances M. Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse PreventionOn May 21, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, SAMHSA will host Getting to Outcomes in Underage Drinking Prevention, a live, interactive Webcast about communities that are using Town Hall Meetings to engage individuals and organizations in the use of evidence-based environmental prevention.