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Google Docs Definitions

Here’s the Chapter 33 Census Based Development Team Rule Changes to edit:

2.1 Physical Restraint

Physical restraint is an emergency intervention that substantially restricts a child's freedom of movement, physical activity, or normal access to his or her body including for the purpose of moving a child. Physical escort is a form of physical restraint. Physical escort is an emergency intervention that uses physical force to move a child involuntarily. Physical restraint does not include physical prompts, physical guidance or physical cues used in the context of educational and functional programming and skill development.  Refer to physical restraint permitted uses, time limits, exclusions, training standards and prohibitions specified in these regulations.

2.2 Seclusion

Seclusion is an emergency intervention that is the involuntary isolation of a child that separates a child from others. Seclusion is not a time-out. Time-out is a voluntary break and is intended to be a therapeutic intervention and should not be confused with seclusion or a seclusion room or area.

Refer to seclusion limitations, permitted uses, time limitations, adult supervision requirements, training standards and prohibitions specified in these regulations.

2.3 Additional Definitions

Aversive interventions are the use of aversive therapy or treatment that includes the application of unusual, noxious or potentially hazardous substances, stimuli or procedures to a child. Such substances, stimuli, and procedures include but are not limited to: water spray, hitting, pinching, slapping, noxious fumes, extreme physical exercise, costumes, or signs.

Behavioral emergency is when a child’s behavior presents an imminent risk of injury to that child, other children, teachers or other personnel.

Behavior Support Plan REALLY WANT TO KEEP. Let’s discuss :-).

Consensus is collaboratively reaching a compromise, the components of which all participants can live with and publicly support.

Chemical restraint is the use of medication, given involuntarily, to control child behavior for the purpose of physical restraint.

Corporal punishment is the infliction of bodily pain to child as a penalty for disapproved behavior.

Crisis intervention training is training provided to selected school staff which address how to deal with aggressive, violent or other behavioral emergencies. It includes specific techniques for physical escort, physical restraint and seclusion. The curriculum would meet state standards and would result in certification of school staff.

Dangerous behavior is when a child’s behavior presents a risk of injury or harm to that child, other children, teachers or other personnel.

De-escalation is causing a situation to become more controlled, calm and less dangerous, thus reducing the risk for injury to someone. This should be part of a school-wide training to all school personnel that meets state standards.

Emergency interventions are the use of physical escort, physical restraint and seclusion, as defined by the training programs that meet state standards, in times of behavioral emergencies.
Imminent is when it will likely to happen right away; within a matter of minutes.

Mechanical restraint is prescribed assistive devices such as splints, standing tables and chairs with restraints used as prescribed are not considered mechanical restraints….Vehicle restraints required by law or recommended as part of a behavior intervention plan are not considered mechanical restraints.

Positive behavior supports are a set of instructional and environmental supports to teach childs pro-social alternatives to problem behaviors with high rates of positive feedback.

Prevention and conflict de-escalation training is training provided school wide to staff on how to prevent, defuse, and de-escalate potential emergencies which meet state standards.

Prone restraint is when a child is being held involuntarily face down, lying on their stomach on a horizontal surface such as the floor.

Risk of injury or harm is dangerous behavior by a child that has the intent and the means to cause harm or injury to self or others.

Supine restraint is when a child is being held involuntarily face up on their back on a horizontal surface such as the floor.

Time-out  is a voluntary break and is intended to be a therapeutic intervention and should not be confused with seclusion