National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy


Fundamentals of Performing Investigations: 
Now That You Can Do It, Do You Know How?

Aaryce Hayes


Various entities are responsible for performing primary investigations of serious incidents or perform or review secondary investigations of serious incidents. Often those investigations involve questionable use of restraint and/or seclusion. At the conclusion of this interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Be able to differentiate between primary & secondary investigations

  • Be able to identify the basic elements of evidence collection and analysis

  • Be able to articulate basic preventative and de-escalation techniques including  the use of de-escalation techniques

  • Be able to identify potential remedies to compliance issues

  • Be able to articulate the value of debriefing after a serious incident

  • Be able to identify alternatives to the use of restraint and seclusion

  • Be able to articulate the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and challenging behaviors.



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