Back in person for the first time in three years! 

Overdose deaths are up. Suicides are up. Staffing shortages are up. Staff burnout is up. It’s a challenging time for incarcerated people, as well as leaders and health care staff of correctional institutions.

About 37 percent of people in prison have a history of mental health problems, according to a 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Justice. More than 24 percent have been previously diagnosed with major depressive order, 17 percent with bipolar disorder, 13 percent with a personality disorder and 12 percent with post-traumatic stress disorder. The numbers are even higher for people in jail, where one-third have been previously diagnosed with major depressive disorder and almost one-quarter with bipolar disorder.

Share information, ask questions, and network at the first in-person Correctional Mental Health Care Conference in three years!  

  • Find out how facilities across the country are using tools and technology to keep up with clinical needs
  • Hear how leaders are coping with "compassion fatigue" and burnout
  • Get additional knowledge and resources for suicide prevention
  • Learn about treating people with trauma, brain injuries, serious mental illness, and more
  • Sharpen your skills to improve patient care for this challenging population

 

Who Attends

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 maximize effectiveness of mental health care with a limited budget
  • Leaders looking to transform systems, attitudes, and policies

Topics include:

  • Abuse
  • Brain Injury
  • Competency
  • COVID-19 Challenges and Solutions
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Ethics
  • Excited Delirium
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Involuntary Medication Hearings
  • Legal Issues
  • Opioids and MAT
  • Psychotropic Meds
  • PTSD
  • Quality Improvement
  • Reentry
  • Segregation
  • Serious Mental Illness
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Staff Recruitment
  • Staff Self-Care and Burnout
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Telepsychiatry
  • Trauma
  • Unconscious Bias