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Badzmierowski’s Article Focuses on Prevention, Preparation in Workplace
CPI’s Bill Badzmierowski, Director of Instructor Services for the Prepare Training® program, recently wrote an article for CPI’s website on the Connecticut incident of workplace violence as a reminder of the critical importance of prevention, preparation and planning for emergency situations. Read: Badzmierowski's Article Focuses on Prevention, Preparation in Workplace.

 

Texas Youth Development Groups Form Alliance
Three of the nation’s providers of youth development services have joined together in Dallas, Texas to form the Promising Youth Alliance, a collaboration intended to create cost-effective after school programming that provides children with the best each service has to offer. Read: Texas Youth Development Groups Form Alliance.

 

US Department of Education Launches Bullying Website After Federal Summit
The US Department of Education launched a new website, bullyinginfo.org, as a resource for federal resources on bullying, according to a release. The new site comes just as students are about to begin a new school year. Read: US Department of Education Launches Bullying Web Site after Federal Summit.

 

Ohio Hospital Adds New Behavioral Health Unit for Kids
The Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio added a secure area within the hospital’s emergency room to treat youth during behavioral health crises, according to an article in the Akron Beacon Journal. Read: Ohio Hospital Adds New Behavioral Health Unit for Kids.

 

Brief Reports on PBIS in Restraint and Seclusion Legislation
The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior & Intervention Supports recently published an evaluation brief, “How Many States Reference SWPBS in Their Restraint-Seclusion Policies,” on their website (pbs.org).

 

The brief was a result of a survey of state departments of education that identified restraint and seclusion regulations. It aimed to assess the extent to which school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) was included in the restraint and seclusion regulation. Read: Brief Reports on PBIS in Restraint and Seclusion Legislation.

 

Advocates Worry About Reduction of Physical Restraint Reporting
Children’s advocates in Ontario are protesting a provincial commission’s recommendation to limit the number of reports filed on controversial physical restraint of children, according to an article in the Toronto Star. The commission recommends reports are filed only if the restraint causes an abuse allegation, injury, or death. Read: Advocates Worry About Reduction of Physical Restraint Reporting.

 

Should Hospitals Use Stun Guns to Control Violent Patients?
An article in the Washington Post explores the question of whether or not stun guns, or Taser electronic control devices, are suitable for use in a hospital environment.

 

Robert Philibert, a professor at the University of Iowa who has studied the use of Tasers and other weapons in psychiatric care, says the use of such weapons is increasing to control violent patients. He said that although a better choice than a gun, a Taser still poses a threat that “breaches the trust and the understanding of the patient.” Read: Should Hospitals Use Stun Guns to Control Violent Patients?

 

CPI Mourns Loss of Certified Instructor

 

Library Aims to Serve all Patrons

 

Study Reports Extended Wait Periods for State Psychiatric Hospitals

 

Theatrical Improvisation Group Therapy for Memory Loss

 

Madison Schools Include Children With Disabilities

 

AHRQ Reports Decrease of Physical Restraint in Nursing Homes

 

New York Youth Prisons Placed Under Federal Supervision

 

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