Date & Time
Monday, October 24, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
405 What External Review of Suicide Prevention Programs Can Teach You: Lessons Learned*

How can you tell if your facility's suicide prevention program is exceptional, good enough, or in need of major improvement? Outside correctional suicide experts reviewing key components of your suicide prevention program, including facility/housing design, can reveal its strengths and weaknesses. This session focuses on lessons learned (and potential downsides) from systemic reviews at several jails to highlight effective suicide prevention strategies in an interactive, individualized manner with audience participation..

Educational Objectives

  • Describe four ways a system-level review of a suicide prevention program can help decrease suicide attempts and deaths
  • Articulate four lessons learned from the system-level suicide prevention reviews of two very different jails
  • Discuss three potential downsides of having outside experts review a correctional suicide prevention program

Level Basic