List of Approved School District Restraint Trainers
School districts that permit restraint and seclusion shall ensure that staff members are trained in the use of restraint. This training shall be provided as part of a program which addresses a full continuum of positive behavioral intervention strategies, crisis intervention, and de-escalation techniques.
The Mississippi Department of Education does not endorse any specific training program; however, the local school district shall select programs which are approved by the MDE (Chapter 38: Healthy and Safe Schools Rule 38.13). Below are the approved vendors as of June 12, 2017.
The window for becoming an approved vendor is still open. As of July 1, there are three approved vendors which are listed below:
Safety-CareTm Behavioral Safety – Safety-CareTm Behavioral Safety Training program provides the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Using the newest and most effective technologies from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), this Safety-Care program will provide your staff with strategies for not only preventing and managing behavioral challenges, but also to effectively teaching replacement behaviors. https://www.qbscompanies.com/Safety-Care
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) – CPI is an international training organization that specializes in the safe management of disruptive and assaultive behavior. CPI provides safe behavior management best practices and innovative resources to professionals around the world who are committed to creating safe and respectful work environments.
Buse Education Services – Unlike other education services, Buse has set out on a mission to give teachers knowledge and prepare them for dangerous circumstance. Providing teachers with the confidence and skills to intervene in and deescalate potentially harmful situations is of vital importance in providing a positive and safe school environment. Early intervention is the key to reducing the duration and occurrence of violent acts as well as rescuing the collateral damage of violence in schools.
Responsibility to Report
Once selection of approved vendor has been provided to the Mississippi Department of Education, local school district administrators shall monitor the use of physical restraint to ensure fidelity of implementation. Additional and follow-up training shall be provided on an ongoing basis and any situations in which procedures are not followed shall be addressed immediately. The school shall report the restraint and/or seclusion incident to the local school district and the Mississippi Department of Education.