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Positive Control Systems Ken Huey of CALO
« on: July 17, 2009, 01:22:20 PM »
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Ken Huey of CALO stated "Theme 2—Why Positive Control Systems and why do holds at all?  Response to theme 2--Positive Control Systems uses bent wrist controls if a situation escalates to the extent that a hold is needed. We tried numerous other de-escalation systems before deciding permanently on PCS. We have administration trained in MANDT, CALM, NCI, and one other private facility system that is not publicly available. We moved to PCS because it was nationally certified and recognized, it could be initiated by one staff member in a pinch at the outset (a second staff joins the first staff), it was less traumatizing for our population, and it had a much better track record than other systems. Compared to other de-escalation systems, the statistics bear out that PCS is a much safer intervention. Injuries per hold were much better with PCS. As for the re-traumatization issue, we were not impressed with systems that called for 3 or 4 staff to restrain a kid. Chest compressions can become a problem and just the sheer number of staff involved is frightening. We saw flashbacks with other systems that we do not see with PCS.  Our holds are done for safety. When a teen is a threat to self or others, we de-escalate first and then progress to a hold if necessary. The holds are all documented and are now debriefed with the CEO for training. If you know of a de-escalation system that is superior to PCS I would be very glad to know of it. I mean that sincerely."

My question is, "What the hell went on at CALO if they tried several other crisis intervention systems before deciding on PCS?"  I came to the conclusion it was a staff problem.  It was not the crisis intervention system they were using.  If staff were well trained, kept a cool head during crisis, then CALO wouldn't have tried several crisis intervention systems before switching to PCS.
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Re: Positive Control Systems Ken Huey of CALO
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 02:05:29 PM »
Nothing described here is abuse. FACT.
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Re: Positive Control Systems Ken Huey of CALO
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 02:20:31 PM »
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Re: Positive Control Systems Ken Huey of CALO
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 02:24:55 PM »
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Nothing described here is abuse. FACT.

CALO utilizes "bent wrist control methods with variations."  If a child attempts to escape from a PCS hold, he/she will feel extreme pain.  Pain is an excellent deterrent.  If a child attempts to escape, therein lies an excellent chance the child may become injured.  Do your research about wrist locks and the damage they cause.  Your point is mute.
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