This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 1.00 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Receiving Screening Basics
Purpose of Receiving Screening
Steps in Receiving Screening
When Immediate Medical Clearance May Be Necessary
Timeliness of Receiving Screening
What You Need to Know
Section 3: Components of the Receiving Screening Process
Components of the Receiving Screening Interview
Sources of Information
Medical History and Observations
Mental Health History and Observations
Suicide Risk Screening
Alcohol/Drug Intoxication Screening
Determining Dispositions and Referrals
Section 4: Strategies for Conducting Effective Receiving Screening
Conducting an Effective Receiving Screening
Demonstrating Respect and Extending Common Courtesies
Using Effective Communication Skills
Section 5: Conclusion
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.Expert Reviewer: Robert Hood
Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Lt. Robert L. Hood began his career with the Sheriff's Office in 2004 as a corrections officer. He was duly promoted to Corrections Sergeant in 2009 and then to Corrections Lieutenant in 2012. He worked his way through college where he received his AAS degree from Jefferson State Community College in 2009 and his BS degree from Troy University in 2011. Most recently he completed the National Jail Leadership Command Academy Class #17 at Sam Houston State University and passed the Certified Jail Manager (CJM) examination given by the American Jail Association (AJA). Lt. Hood was recognized nationally by the AJA in January of 2016 as one of The Top 35 under 35. Lt. Hood is an FBI trained instructor in several disciplines related to corrections. Lt. Hood has instructed classes for a 2-week Jail Management School through the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy for the last 9 years. Lt. Hood was elected to be on the American Jail Association Board of Directors in 2018. Lt. Hood currently holds the position of 2nd Vice-President of the Alabama Jail Association. Disclosure: Robert Hood has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.