When a Seattle-area school district (which wishes to remain anonymous) opened their own day treatment school, they adopted the RIGHT RESPONSE program to assist with safety management. The school used the RIGHT RESPONSE Incident Tracking Database to log and assess their incidents. They were able to view the overall picture of their efforts and identify specific areas of need. The graphs below reflect the overall progress the school made in reducing student violence over the course of the school year.
Before: During the first three months of the school year, 141 safety holds were used- primarily the 2- and 3-person floor hold. The Interventions Types graph lists interventions from least intrusive to most intrusive (left to right.)
After: With a proactive focus on Positive Behavior Support, the last three months of the school year saw only 50 safety holds- an overall reduction of 64%! Note the shift in interventions from the most (right) to least (left) intrusive which reflects proactive effort.
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