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Restraint chair use

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The Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) does not use the restraint chair for juveniles. 1) Staff would like to have a restraint chair, but the potential for abusing it is obvious. 2) When a juvenile is placed in a restraint chair, staff have a tendency to be less observant. 3) Staff are trained in a Behavioral Management Program known as Handle With Care (HWC) that trains them in verbal and physical aspects of Behavioral Control... full thread


Hazmat Suit for the Soul—Part 3 of 3

Caterina Spinaris
In Part 2 of this article, a distinction was made between true resilience and what has been labelled as “negative resilience,” in relation to military personnel and first responders [1]. Negative resilience is believed to be the result of avoidance strategies, such as denial and dissociation, and its façade of toughness can collapse as undealtwith psychological pressures mount. Therefore, the quest for solid and enduring resilience is of primary importance, as literally lives may depend on it... full story

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  • December – Ethics & Heroes – Coverage of Ethics issues and stories of heroes in corrections editor@corrections.com]

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Program Administrative Specialist II

The Behavioral Services Unit is seeking a qualified Therapist Supervisor to coordinate and provide professional psychological services to juvenile offenders at Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center and to provide clinical/administrative supervision to subordinate treatment providers...

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