Self-injurious behaviors are common but quite challenging events for both health care and security staff in the correctional setting. Distinguishing self-injurious behaviors from suicidality is difficult but possible. Evaluations of self-injury that incorporate classifying the type of self-injurious behavior and identifying the underlying psychiatric diagnosis can significantly aid in effective management and treatment. Learn more about assessment and management of self-injurious behavior in the correctional setting.
- Distinguish self-injurious behaviors from suicidal behaviors
- Compare types of self-injurious behaviors and their underlying psychiatric diagnoses
- Describe management and treatment of self-injurious behaviors in corrections