Preventing Suicides in Juvenile Corrections
Preventing Suicides in Juvenile Corrections

E-Learning

Preventing Suicides in Juvenile Corrections

Suicide deaths of incarcerated juveniles affect their family, friends and everyone in the facility. The deaths are traumatic for the staff — even when “everything was done right.” Fortunately, many suicide attempts and completed suicides can be prevented.

This course gives you a basic understanding of suicidal behavior by dispelling the common myths surrounding suicide and identifying the risk factors and protective factors associated with suicide. This course reviews the common mental disorders linked to suicidal behavior and differentiates between self-injurious and suicidal behaviors. Additionally, it identifies the components of a suicide prevention program, critical times for high risk of suicide, and warning signs for suicide. Finally, this course examines the role of the careworker in suicide prevention.
ACA Hours: 6
50.00