The goal of this course is to train staff in both preventive and protective measures to ensure best practices are followed when building relationships in home, community, or residential settings. Our behavior is strongly influenced by the relationships we have with others. We build those relationships by communicating with people in many ways; through our words, our body language, and our actions. Positive relationships are the antidote to managing crises by use of restraining or secluding individuals. If restraint or seclusion is required, the material in this course will present rules and regulations regarding procedures for their use in individuals receiving services from hospitals, mental health centers, schools, or other agencies within the State of North Carolina.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Positive Relationships: The Alternative to the Use of Restrictive Techniques A. Positive Relationships with Co-Workers B. Positive Relationships with Those You Serve C. Summary Section 3: North Carolina Laws and Regulations Regarding the Use of Seclusion, Isolation, and Restraint A. 10A NCAC 27E .0104: Seclusion, physical restraint, isolation time-out and protective devices used for behavioral control B. North Carolina General Statutes. § 115C-391.1 Related to Schools C. §115C-391.1. Permissible use of seclusion and restraint. D. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities E. For North Carolinians, Safety Is Key F. Best Practice When Using Restraint G. Post Intervention Procedures: Documentation and Debriefing H. Review I. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. Congratulations! E. Exam
Dr. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Research Psychologist who has extensive clinical and administrative expertise working in the field of Behavioral healthcare at the county and state levels in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has served as a Federal contractor in Behavioral Health. His work supported research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, the Military Operational Medicine Psychological Research Program at Ft. Detrick, and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver Spring, MD. For nine years he was the Director of State Operated Mental Health programs for At-Risk youth in Butner, North Carolina. He developed a number of webinars and a Peer Training course in Older Adult Behavioral Health Literacy for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and National Libraries of Medicine. He served as Director of a Wellness and Recovery program in Gaithersburg, MD. Disclosure: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: David Morstad, M.Ed.
David Morstad, M.Ed., has served as a Corporate Director of Training, VP/Communications, and is a veteran of nearly forty years in the human services field. He is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and a sought-after writer and speaker on issues of leadership in the disability field. Disclosure: David Morstad, M.Ed. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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