A regulation approved by the Kentucky Board of Education guides schools in reducing the use of physical restraint. The regulation, 704 KAR 7:160, requires annual training for staff on safe and effective ways to:
Prevent the need for restraint.
Use alternative behavioral interventions, including verbal de-escalation, crisis management, and positive behavioral interventions and supports [PBIS] techniques.
Use physical restraint only as a last resort when a student presents an immediate danger to self or others.
Monitor for signs of distress.
The regulation became effective on February 1, 2013.
Learn more in New Rules for Reducing Physical Restraint in Kentucky Schools
. Also read the regulation in its entirety
, and download the Kentucky Department of Education's Guidance Document for 704 KAR 7:160
We can help you meet the requirements of Kentucky’s new regulation!
Our Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®
training program techniques have been shown to be effective in both the prevention of and the safe use of physical restraint and seclusion. Our evidence-based program is designed to equip your staff with methods for identifying and understanding the underlying causes of the student behaviors that can lead to restraint or seclusion. The training focuses on prevention and de-escalation techniques and other alternatives to restraint and seclusion, as well as using safe, less-restrictive physical interventions only as a last resort.
Our training can be tailored to the unique needs of your school or district. With our train-the-trainer option, select staff can be certified to teach the program to other staff on a continuing basis. We also offer specialized materials to help you center your trainings around a comprehensive PBIS plan to decrease problem behavior and promote positive behavior choices.
We have numerous public programs coming to Kentucky
, and an on-site training option
is also available.
If you have questions or concerns about Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®
training in relation to this new regulation or to discuss training options, please contact Craig Tautges at 877.877.5389 Ext. 7153