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Title: Restraint and Seclusion With Institutionalized Adolescents
Journal: Adolescence  Volume:25  Issue:100  Dated:(Winter 1990)  Pages:825-829
Author(s): T D Crespi
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 5
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Type: Research (Theoretical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The use of restraint and seclusionary measures against adolescents has increased not only within the criminal justice system, but also in psychiatric institutions where a large number of children are involuntarily committed each year.
Abstract: Despite the escalation in the number of adolescent psychiatric institutionalizations, no adequate, less restrictive alternatives to coping with this difficult population have been developed. There is little or no research on the outcome effects of adolescent psychiatric inpatient treatment; seclusion and restraint are not included in what research does exist. Even when the necessity for use of such procedures is recognized, there are few guidelines for their application. Mental health professionals working with many different age groups and in multitudinous settings need to confront the issues raised by the ramifications of restraint and seclusionary measures. 10 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile mental health services; Solitary confinement
Index Term(s): Physical restraints
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