Using Relational Skills and Evidence-Based Practices to Reduce Restrictive Interventions

In 2021, Northwest Children’s Home implemented Ukeru, which is a restraint free tool, as well as TBRI, which has a focus on attachment and relationships. Both of these programs were instrumental in assisting our agency on our path to become more Trauma Informed. Prior to these tools, our agency struggled as we tried to reduce restraints, runaways, and staff injuries. When we committed to the principles of both of these trainings, we saw tremendous effects, which were complimented by state and Disability Rights systems.