§749.901: If I do not allow the use of emergency behavior intervention, what curriculum components must be included in the pre-service training regarding emergency behavior intervention?

If you do not allow the use of emergency behavior intervention, your pre-service training curriculum regarding emergency behavior intervention must focus on early identification of potential problem behaviors and strategies and techniques of less restrictive interventions, including the following components:

(1) Developing and maintaining an environment that supports positive and constructive behaviors;

(2) The causes of behaviors potentially harmful to children, including aspects of the environment;

(3) Early signs of behaviors that may become dangerous to the child or others;

(4) Strategies and techniques the child can use to avoid harmful behaviors;

(5) Teaching children to use the strategies and techniques of your agency's de-escalation protocols to avoid harmful behavior, and supporting the children's efforts to progress into a state of self-control;

(6) Less restrictive strategies caregivers can use to intervene in potentially harmful behaviors;

(7) Less restrictive strategies caregivers can use to work with oppositional children; and

(8) The risks associated with the use of prone or supine restraints, including positional, compression, or restraint asphyxia.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §749.901 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7469