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TCI Update: Legal Concepts in the Use of Physical Restraint

Note: This update is only open to qualified applicants who have successfully completed both updates: "Designing Refresher Training" and "The post-crisis Response".

This update is an overview of the various legal concepts involved in using physical restraint. Such concepts will incorporate the practices and principles taught in TCI as they relate to best practices. Participants will be introduced to levels of oversight (professional conduct, agency policy, regulations, and laws) and the consequences for violating each level. An explanation of necessary components of negligence and how each is related to a failure to conduct a proper physical restraint will be outlined. Participants will then be presented with a hypothetical situation in which a child was injured following an inappropriate, or at least questionable, incident of restraint. A mock civil trial will be conducted with the participants as the jury.

Program Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the connection between concepts and principles taught in TCI and legal concerns
  • Explain the requirements regarding documentation and responding to critical incidents
  • Identify the importance of consistent and accurate training, supervision, and oversight

Program Outline

The first part of the update will be an explanation of the various legal concepts involved in using physical restraint. Participants will then be presented with a hypothetical situation in which a child was injured following a questionable incident of restraint. Participants will play the role of jurors, and will have an opportunity to question witnesses after “lawyers” have done so. Participants will have “jury instructions” consisting of a synopsis of the relevant law from which they will determine whether an individual or an agency has any liability for a child’s injury and, if so, to what extent. Techniques include presentation, discussion, case study, mock trial, and practice. All participants will be tested with written and competency based tests in order to apply for re-certification.

Materials

Participants who successfully complete the update receive an outline of the material presented in the day’s program.

Eligibility Is Restricted: Please Read Carefully

This one-day update is ONLY available to qualified applicants who have successfully completed two, two-day updates, preferably "post-crisis Response" and "Designing Refresher Training."

Schedule and Application

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Individual TCI Registration or Payment Issues - USA Alissa Burns Medero ab358@cornell.edu
(607) 255-4528
Individual TCI Registration or Payment Issues - UK/Ireland Angela Stanton-Greenwood tcieurope@cornell.edu
Bringing TCI to Your Agency via Onsite Training or TCI System Implementation Eugene Saville eas20@cornell.edu
(607) 254-5210

Alissa Burns Medero ab358@cornell.edu
(607) 255-4528
Individual TCI Trainer Certification Status or Other Certification Issues Kris Carlison kmc16@cornell.edu
(607) 254-5440
Holly Smith hs226@cornell.edu
(607) 255-9149
Implementing TCI Training for Your Staff Andrea Turnbull ajt78@cornell