How to Review Investigations of Serious Incidents (Seclusion and Restraint)

Parts 1 and 2
Aaryce Hayes, L.C.S.W.

In the first session, the focus is on understanding how to review and evaluate investigations often performed by regulatory entities. Those investigations may involve questionable use of restraint and/or seclusion. Issues pertaining to restraint and seclusion will be used as a platform to inform participants about how to review an investigation. This workshop is appropriate for anyone who may perform or review investigations, investigate inappropriate use of restraints, or is interested in techniques to reduce the use of restraints/seclusion. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to differentiate between primary, and secondary reviews of investigations; identify the basic elements of evidence collection and analysis; and identify alternatives to the use of restraint and seclusion.

The second session of this workshop is intended to further illuminate the information provided in the previous session. The concepts taught will be applied to an actual case that the participants will walk through. This is intended to be an interactive session. While it is not necessary to participate in the first session, it would be more informative if that were to occur.