My Uncle Frank’s old saying about not getting to heaven in a Red Canoe, if that Red Canoe don’t belong to you…has had me thinking for a long, long time. What the heck does that mean?
I’m not sure if Uncle Frank meant to use this saying the way I am in this podcast. I suspect he was just kidding around and doing a little ditty with us kids at the time. But that just goes to show you how something can stick in your mind for so long and then – Poof- it all comes together.
In this episode we chat on the “Use of Force Policy” and how the authorization to use “restraint” as a means of force is, well, kind of like taking somebody’s else’s Red Canoe.
We delve into the words Escort vs Restraint and how these two words have very different effects on one’s mental and physical state.
Your homework for this episode is to ask yourself and your team ( if that applies to you as a First Responder or PERT Team Member)
“Would you rather be escorted or restrained, during a crisis?”
This sounds like a worthy chat that every crisis intervener should have.
Please let me know what you find out or your thoughts on this topic. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen now to this episode.
What does PERT stand for?
Psychiatric Emergency Response Team