Who We Are

Backed by decades of brain-based research and neuroscience, Ukeru is a simple, yet highly effective approach to crisis management that offers an alternative to coercive behavior techniques.

Ukeru: the Japanese word meaning “to receive”

Ukeru is a system based on receiving information communicated through someone’s actions. It is the only restraint-free program that combines hands-on training, theoretical concepts, practical tools, and specialized equipment to safely manage—and diffuse—crises.

A thorough understanding of the profound neurological, biological, psychological, and social effects of trauma and violence is embedded in Ukeru’s innovative approach. The system was created by people providing direct care in consultation with clinicians working in behavioral health.

With Ukeru, we’re learning and practicing new tools that keep people not only physically, but also psychologically safe. We are lessening the risk of retraumatizing people.

Jonathan Zinniel, Director of Staff Development, Chileda