I have long been an advocate for not using restraints or seclusion. I was taught very early on that putting your hands on someone without their expressed approval or understanding was tantamount to abuse. I am providing a link to a new resource document by the US Department of Education. Here is an excerpt from this document that everyone should understand.

        “There is no evidence that using restraint or seclusion is effective in reducing the occurrence of the problem behaviors that frequently precipitate the use of such techniques.”

Here is that link for the resource document.  Resource document on reducing seclusion and restraint