The Way it is: Restraint Free Residential Interventions

In 2012, YDI embarked on a quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of restraint elimination. This 5-year journey led us to examine much more than our restraint policies and procedures, it was an introspective look at our how we hire and train our staff and how we authentically engage and understand the young people we serve.


Trish Cocoros

Co-Founder , Youth Development Institute (YDI)