This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 1.00 STC credit hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Risk Factors
A. Terms and Definitions
B. Types of Risk Factors
C. Screen for Suicide Risk Factors
D. 4 Categories of Risk Factors
E. Mental Health, Corrections, and Suicide
F. Incarceration as a Risk Factor
G. Correctional Stressors
Section 3: Warning Signs
A. The Red Flag
B. Priority Warning Signs
C. Additional Warning Signs
D. Critical Times
E. Critical Incidents
Section 4: Strategies for Identification
A. Strategy 1: Screen for Risk of Suicide
C. Screening as an On-Going Process
D. Strategy 2: Observe
E. Strategy 3: Communicate
F. Communicate with Those At-Risk
G. Communicate with Facility Staff
H. Impulsive Suicides
I. Strategy 4: Educate
Section 5: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
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: Dee K. Bell, PhD
Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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.