From 2007 to 2017, Texas’ Seclusion & Restraint Reduction Leadership Group provided a statewide forum for networking, advocacy, and learning. It included representatives from mental health residential settings for youth and adults, consumer and peer support representatives, and other stakeholders. Participants worked to reduce the use of emergency behavioral interventions such as seclusion and restraint and to create a treatment culture that makes use of trauma-informed care practices.
Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) was pleased to coordinate this group from 2014 to 2017 and build upon its strong history of steering restraint and seclusion reduction efforts across the state by supporting changes in organizational culture and legislative policy. Efforts during our time coordinating the Leadership Group included forming interest area committees to focus efforts in areas such as policy and advocacy; facilitating site visits and encouraging mentorship; hosting a symposium to share best practices; and creating self-evaluation tools to assist facilities in tracking their use of seclusion and restraint. TNOYS is proud of our work to continue the Leadership Group’s important work to improve the care of the individuals in our communities who live in residential treatment settings.
Solutions and Resources:
Package of Key Articles and Tools: SRR Compendium of Resources 7.2015
*Updated 7/2015. Let us know if you have any to add!
Stories From the Field of Successful Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint: Interview Guide
*Do you have one? We’d love to interview you!
STARS Toolkit: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/cultureofcare/