The goal of suicide prevention is to reduce risk before it becomes a crisis and, when necessary, defuse a crisis before it becomes fatal. Understanding of suicide risks and warning signs in incarcerated populations is expanding, and effective prevention strategies and interventions are in use. Through the Suicide Prevention Resource Guide, NCCHC and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are working to reduce suicide in jails. This session focuses on three areas: assessment, intervention and treatment, and training.
Describe suicide risks and warning signs specific to incarcerated populations
Distinguish between screening and assessment
Identify ways to reduce risk before it becomes a crisis