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Mary Ledoux, PsyD, is a 2012 graduate of the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England

Document Type

Dissertation

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

The use of physical restraints among children and adolescents in residential facilities is a controversial and emotional topic, especially since children are four times more likely than adults to be restrained in a residential setting. In this study, staff members who have restrained children and adolescents in a residential facility completed a 20-question online survey. The intent of the study was to get a clearer picture of residential workers’ thoughts, feelings, and perceptions toward restraints as well as their views on how effective they deem their restraint training to be. The information gathered from their answers can be helpful for future training involving the physical management of out-of-control and aggressive behaviors of children and adolescents.

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