PA-BSM 6 - Documentation and Debriefing*
The agency assesses restrictive behavior management incidents and effects to reduce future preventable occurrences and untoward consequences.
NA The agency does not employ restrictive behavior management interventions.
The use of restrictive behavior management interventions is documented, including:
related PA-RPM 2.03
Interpretation: When agencies serving youth in the juvenile justice system use mechanical restraints to prevent escape during transport, rather than in response to an incident, it may not be relevant to identify antecedent behaviors and modify the service plan, as referenced in element (c) of the standard. However, elements (a), (b), and (d) are still relevant.
Note: Agencies serving youth involved with the juvenile justice system should refer to the Interpretation to PA-BSM 2.01 regarding the involvement of youths' parents or legal guardians.
Personnel and foster parents involved in the incident are debriefed to assess:
Interpretation: When agencies serving youth in the juvenile justice system routinely use mechanical restraints to prevent escape during transport, rather than in response to an incident, it may not be relevant to assess precipitating events or address how future incidents might be avoided, as referenced in elements (b) and (c) of the standard.
Any other person involved in or witness to the incident is debriefed to identify possible injuries and emotional reactions.
Interpretation: Debriefing can include a discussion of factors that led up to the incident and other appropriate responses for future situations. Emphasis should be placed on returning the environment to pre-incident condition and resuming the normal program routine.
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