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Class: 53800 Jail Suicide Assessment, Prevention and Postvention
Public Safety Training Center
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In Person Classroom
Public Safety Training Center

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This course examines the problem of jail suicides, and presents the latest information on how to best assess and screen an inmate for suicide risk. Suicide prevention plans are presented as well as effective crisis communication techniques for dealing with an inmate who is suicidal. Models for debriefing are also discussed for use in the aftermath of a suicide. In addition, crisis communication strategies for working with people suffering from mental illness are presented. The final portion of the training focuses on correction officer resilience to help corrections officers stay healthy on the job and into their retirement. This training draws from the latest research and best practice information from a large number of sources including the Department of Justice. This training includes discussion, group exercises and powerful video scenario vignettes as part of the training.

Meeting Times:
10/4/2021 - 10/4/2021 Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PS151

Class Notes:
Students should bring note-taking materials with them to class.