Deputy Secretary for Children Youth and Families Richard Gold says the ban will make youth treatment centers safer - both for the youths and the employees.
But some say the new state policy will leave workers unable to deal effectively with violent children. Jennifer Gray is a former counselor at KidsPeace near Allentown who quit last year after being assaulted by a 15-year-old girl there. She says the problem isn't the restraint, but its use by people who haven't been trained properly.
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