Minnesota Statute 125A.0942, Standards for Restrictive Procedures goes into effect on August 1, 2011. This law includes stringent training requirements for licensed school staff to complete if they will be using any type of restrictive procedures in their district. The policy encourages proactive methods to address behavior, emphasizes restrictive measures to be used only in cases of emergency, and implementing the least intrusive intervention. The training component is a large part of accomplishing this goal. The purpose of this project is to examine existing programs that train school personnel in administering restrictive procedures. Training programs are reviewed for their evidence-base and the components of each program are compared to the training criteria of the new law based on fit, feasibility, and cost effectiveness. From these findings, recommendations are made for training programs that will enable rural school districts to comply with training required in the MN Statute 125A.0942.


Michelle Alvarez

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Other Capstone Project


Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Social and Behavioral Sciences

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