Understanding and Preventing Suicides in Corrections
Understanding and Preventing Suicides in Corrections

E-Learning

Understanding and Preventing Suicides in Corrections

Suicide deaths are traumatic for the staff of any correctional facility - even when "everything was done right." As a correctional officer, you are on the front line of suicide prevention and intervention. Identifying inmates at risk of suicide is a continuous process, which begins at intake and ends only after their release from incarceration.

This course gives you a basic understanding of suicidal behavior by discussing the common myths surrounding suicide and by examining how to identify at-risk inmates. You will learn about stressors, critical times, risk factors, and warning signs. This course also gives you an in-depth understanding of a comprehensive suicide prevention program by exploring its key components.
ACA Hours: 14
66.94