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Welcome Changes to Rules Regarding Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

Here at Think:Kids, we have been an active part of the effort to reduce, if not eliminate, the use of restraint and seclusion in schools and other institutional settings for well over a decade.  Our approach, Collaborative Problem Solving, was implemented as the model of care at Cambridge Health Alliance’s child and adolescent inpatient units

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The Most Common Trigger to Unsafe Behavior: Plan A

When describing the upsides and downsides to the three Plans of CPS, we highlight how attempts at Plan A often escalate things by throwing emotional fuel on the fire. This is particularly true with traumatized children and adolescents. Why? Because Plan A activates the stress response leading to dysregulation. In other words, when you use

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Minecraft Land Mine

Over use (even “addiction”) to video games are a frequent topic of problem solving in our offices here at the Think:Kids clinic. Check out this provocative piece from the NY Times. Maybe with at least one game, Minecraft, we shouldn’t be too worried about our kids spending lots of time playing. Some encouraging news about kids

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A Growing Case Against Physical Restraint

You may have seen Sheila Foster’s story covered on Nightline or similar shows recently. Sheila tells the tragic story of how her son, Corey, died while being “restrained” at school. [Read her story here.]   There are a lot of alarming things about this story, including the fact that according to the series of events described

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