In September 2006, the Hogg Foundation hosted a statewide Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Training Institute. Since then, we’ve periodically received requests from residential treatment centers (RTCs) to host the training again. So, after much thought and planning with an advisory committee, we issued a request for proposals and awarded a grant to conduct free training sessions and follow-up technical assistance for RTCs.

Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) received the grant this fall and is leading this important work. The  trainings will be held January 9-10 in Houston and January 11-12 in Austin. The training and technical assistance is free to participants and the Hogg Foundation will cover eligible travel expenses for organizations from out of the area.

The application is now live and the deadline is Friday, December 2. All Texas-based RTCs who would like to send a team to the training should apply today!

Continuing education credits also will be available at no cost to participants, who will learn the latest strategies for preventing and reducing the use of seclusion and restraint. They will develop an individualized action plan for their facility, and some RTCs may also receive follow-up technical assistance and training as they work to implement their action plans.

Please spread the word; we’d love to have all Texas-based RTCs participate!