COVID-19 represented not only a physical health crisis in 2020, but also a mental health crisis, especially for those in correctional institutions.
Delays in trials, limits on prison visits by family members and mental health staff, and suspensions in recreational activities factored into poor mental health outcomes. Facilities changed procedures, had to reduce some in-person treatment options, and often dealt with pandemic-induced lockdowns. Nevertheless, facilities innovated in 2020, finding new ways to support patients and staff, treat chronic problems of suicide and substance use disorder, and overcome resource limitations.
Join us for NCCHC's flagship Correctional Mental Health Care Conference
on-demand through August 31.
Registration closes August 27
What 2020 Attendees Said...
"If you have a challenge, chances are you'll 'meet' someone who has faced the same issue. Learn with other clinicians and administrators with a variety of backgrounds and a focus on correctional mental health care."
"The information learned will enable me to be provide more insight into behavioral health related services and best practice treatment trends."
"I am going to be able to consider other factors that can contribute to a patient's psychotic symptoms before diagnosing. Furthermore, I will start implementing with my team the importance of safety and stabilization. I will encourage my staff to anticipate vicarious trauma and to be proactive, and I will advocate for more training for my staff."
"Working in corrections can be stressful and intimidating, mostly because of the sheer diversity you see. You see all ages, genders, races, socioeconomic statuses, mental health diagnoses. Anyone can end up in prison. This conference takes that into account and helps acknowledge that diversity, and give tools for the populations we see."
If you have a challenge, chances are you'll "meet" someone who has faced the same issue. Learn with other clinicians and administrators with a variety of backgrounds and a focus on correctional mental health care.
Conference sessions will benefit:
- Practitioners who want to be more effective with patients
- Managers searching for benchmarks and new ideas to improve patient care
- Administrators who need to bridge between law enforcement leaders and mental health clinicians
- Leaders looking to transform systems, attitudes, and policies