Suicide in Corrections Part 1: Overview of the Problem

Green Clock Hours: 1.25

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified individuals in correctional facilities at high-risk for suicide. Risk factors unique to a correctional environment such as shock of incarceration, guilt/shame over incarceration, and existing mental health issues (e.g., alcohol/substance use or mental health disorders) are risk factors for suicide. Isolation from family and friends compounds this risk. This course will provide correctional staff with an overview of suicide in correctional facilities. You will review information related to statistics of suicide in the community and correctional facilities; examine common myths and facts about suicide; review liability issues related to suicide in correctional facilities; and be introduced to the components of what should be included in a facility’s suicide prevention program.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified individuals in correctional facilities at high-risk for suicide. Risk factors unique to a correctional environment such as shock of incarceration, guilt/shame over incarceration, and existing mental health issues (e.g., alcohol/substance use or mental health disorders) are risk factors for suicide. Isolation from family and friends compounds this risk. This course will provide correctional staff with an overview of suicide in correctional facilities. You will review information related to statistics of suicide in the community and correctional facilities; examine common myths and facts about suicide; review liability issues related to suicide in correctional facilities; and be introduced to the components of what should be included in a facility’s suicide prevention program.

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