Therapeutic Boarding Schools: Staff Training
(1)Staff of the therapeutic boarding school must be provided with orientation training prior to or within 30 days of hire. The orientation must include training on all of the following:
(a)Discipline and behavior management protocols including de-escalation skills training, crisis prevention skills, positive behavior management, and disciplinary techniques that are non-punitive in nature and are focused on helping children in care build positive personal relationships and self-control.
(b)If restraint and seclusion are utilized by the therapeutic boarding school, approved techniques and monitoring. The training must be clear that the policy of the therapeutic boarding school is that restraint or seclusion is used as an intervention of last resort.
(2)Staff of the therapeutic boarding school must receive ongoing training on all of the following:
(a)Procedures for handling environmental emergencies.
(b)Universal precautions (infection control guidelines designed to protect workers from exposure to diseases spread by blood and certain body fluids) and hygiene.
(3)At all times, at least one of the staff of the therapeutic boarding school working with children in care must have received training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid sufficient to retain a current certification.
Rule 413-215-0656 — Therapeutic Boarding Schools: Staff Training,