Overview of Suicide Prevention Programs

Overview of Suicide Prevention Programs  

The Centers for Disease Control have identified individuals in correctional facilities as high-risk for suicide. As a correctional administrator, you have a responsibility to ensure correctional staff have the training and tools necessary for identifying, monitoring, responding, and reporting on suicide activities in the facility. This course will provide administrators, managers, and supervisors in jails, prisons, and community confinement facilities with insight into reasons why correctional facilities should develop and implement a suicide prevention program. It will also provide an overview of the key components of a suicide prevention program as identified by several national professional organizations, the types of reviews that should be completed, and the supportive services that should be offered to detainees/inmates and staff following a completed suicide.

$12.50

Hours: 1.50
REL-PS-0-OSPP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

American Jail Association Certification

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Board of State and Community Corrections

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 STC credit hours.

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 1.50 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #5707

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-OSPP
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain 5 reasons that correctional facilities should develop and implement a suicide prevention program.
Identify 12 key components of Suicide Prevention Programs in correctional facilities.
Discuss 4 types of reviews that should be completed following a completed suicide.
Describe supportive services that should be offered to detainees/inmates and staff following a completed suicide.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Overview of the Problem A. Why Pay Attention to Suicide B. Suicide Rates in Correctional Facilities C. Increased Risk for Detainees/Inmates D. The Jail Experience E. Liability Issues F. The Focus of Suicide-Related Lawsuits G. 8th Amendment H. The Deliberate Indifference Standard I. Staff Morale J. Accreditation and Funding K. Review L. Summary Section 3: Suicide Prevention Programs A. The Standards B. Key Components of Suicide Prevention Programs C. Staff training D. Identification E. Referral F. Evaluation/Assessment G. Treatment/Risk Management Plan H. Housing I. Monitoring J. Communication K. Intervention L. Notification and reporting M. Review N. Debriefing O. Obstacles to Implementation P. Cause and Effect Q. Review R. Summary Section 4: Program Review and Quality Assurance A. Why Evaluate B. Program Evaluation & Quality Assurance C. Follow-up to a Suicide Attempt or Completion D. Administrative Review E. Psychological Autopsy F. Mortality Review G. Debriefing & Postvention Services H. Review I. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Dee K. Bell, PhD
Dr. Dee Bell is a clinical psychologist and consultant in the areas of Restorative Justice, Juvenile Justice and Correctional Assessments. She retired as the Deputy Commissioner of Juvenile Justice at the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. Previously, she served for four years as the Administrator of the Community Justice Institute at Florida Atlantic University and the Director of the Balanced and Restorative Justice Project sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Prior to these positions, she has worked 30 + years in Community Corrections for Georgia and Florida State Government. Educated at Clemson University and Emory University, she has provided training in both state and national venues for many years and has authored and co-authored a number of articles on justice system issues and adult and juvenile justice curricula and restorative justice in communities and schools. Disclosure: Dee K. Bell, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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