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Stories of Success/Models for Culture Change

Success stories from mental health providers that have used the Six Core Strategies and similar approaches to transform their service cultures. Their efforts promoted positive environments and reduced their use of restraint and seclusion.

The PARS Experience

Presentation and Resource Name Form
The House of the Good Shepherd Presentation - Lessons Learned PDF Document
Brylin Hospital Presentation - Lessons Learned PPT Document
Western New York Children's PC - Lessons Learned PPT Document
South Beach Presentation - Lessons Learned PPT Document
St. Joseph's Villa RTF - Lessons Learned PPT Document

Stories of Service Providers from Around the Country

Presentation and Resource Name Form
Massachusetts - Three Rivers Program: Paradigm Shifting PPT Document
New York - Andrus Children's Center - From Restraint to Creating Sanctuary PPT Document
New York - Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Psychiatric Emergency and Adult Inpatient Services -
Improving Patient-Centered Care
PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
New York - The Arc of Delaware County - Publications on Proactive Behavior Management and Going Restraint-Free Leaving OMH site
Ohio - The Village Network - Knox County Children's Resource Center -
Creating and Supporting Coercion-Free and Violence-Free Treatment Environments
PPT Document
Pennsylvania - Chambersburg Hospital - Reducing Restraints and Eliminating Seclusion: Struggles and Strategies PPT Document

The National Initiative - Results

Presentation and Resource Name Form
Best Practices in the Prevention of Restraint / Seclusion PPT Document
Preventing Violence, Trauma, and the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Mental Health Settings PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site
Preventing the Need for Restraint and Seclusion: Summation of Key Results of SAMHSA's National Initiative PPT Document

The Sanctuary Model

Presentation and Resource Name Form
The Sanctuary Model – Creating PRESENCE Leaving OMH site