The Way It Is: Restraint-Free Residential Intervention

Session May 18, 2024

In June of 2012, Youth Development Institute (YDI) embarked on a quest for the “holy grail” of restraint elimination. From an average of over 30 restraints per month, YDI attained the goal of restraint elimination in July of 2017. YDI staff who lived the transition will tell the story of YDI’s experience: our failures, our successes, our innovations, our continuing challenges and the lessons learned along the way.

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Trish Cocoros

Co-Founder , Youth Development Institute (YDI)


David Cocoros

Co-Founder , Youth Development Institute (YDI)

Sarah Drummond, LPC

General Mental Health Program Clinical Director , Youth Development Institute (YDI)

Sean Hennessy

Milieu Coordinator and ACRC Albert E. Trieschman Award Winner 2015 , Youth Development Institute (YDI)

Charlie Molina

Student Advisory Board Sponsor and Director of Milieu Development, YDI Youth and Family Representatives , Youth Development Institute (YDI)


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