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The Mandt System – Physical Restraint Training and Certification

The Chapter 30 special education regulations, effective July 1, 2022, require local education agency (LEA) personnel using physical restraints to be trained and certified in the appropriate use of specific, evidence-based techniques. To support LEAs in ensuring appropriate staff training in the use of physical restraints, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is hosting in-person trainings for certification in the Mandt System. The Mandt System is a comprehensive, integrated approach to preventing, de-escalating, and if necessary, intervening when the behavior of an individual poses a threat of harm to themselves and/ or others. The Mandt System builds skill development through a system of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating and assisting students, using a combination of interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution strategies and physical interaction techniques.

Items to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing and shoes (Required)
  • Government-issued photo identification (Required)
  • Pen and paper (Optional)

Cancellation Policy

Due to limited seating, registrants must cancel registration in Eventbrite at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled Mandt System training. OSSE reserves the right to restrict future registration for Mandt System training for attendees who do not cancel their reserved seat at least 24 hours in advance.

Training Dates:

Sept. 20-21, 2023: Register

LEAs interested in hosting in-person trainings at their school buildings can contact Christie Weaver-Harris ([email protected]) or Monica Rizo ([email protected]) for information on available dates and requirements related to physical space, technology and staff attendance.​