From Coercive to Strength-Based Intervention: Responding to the Needs of Children in Pain –  Recent clinical and brain studies indicate that troubled children and youth are reacting to distressing life circumstances with “pain-based behavior.” Those who deal with such behavior often lack the necessary skills to prevent and manage crisis situations. Instead, pain-based behavior is met with coercive interventions. Among the most controversial behavior management practices are restraint and seclusion. Debates about these methods reflect three different viewpoints: humanistic values, research findings, and practice reality. Effective interventions should be consistent with all three perspectives.