Hogg Foundation issues RFP for coordination of seclusion and restraint reduction group

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The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health advances recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research, and public education.

For almost a decade, the Hogg Foundation has prioritized reducing reliance on seclusion and restraint in a variety of settings across Texas. These emergency interventions are used to control people at risk of harming themselves or others in settings such as juvenile detention centers, psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and schools. Their use is considered a failure in treatment because seclusion and restraint are not evidence-based and can traumatize, injure, and even kill consumers and staff.

The foundation is inviting proposals from eligible organizations in Texas to coordinate, support, and sustain an existing seclusion and restraint reduction leadership group.

The goals of the the group are to identify and address systemic barriers to seclusion and restraint reduction, identify best practices and promote alternatives to seclusion and restraint, and recognize and celebrate successful organizational culture change.

One grant of up to $300,000 over the course of three years will be awarded to an eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, governmental entity, or higher education institution. Respondents must be Texas-based or have offices, chapters, or affiliates in Texas. Proposals submitted as a collaborative project between multiple entities are encouraged.

For complete eligibility guidelines and application instructions, see the Hogg Foundation Web site. Deadline: October 29, 2013.

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