Date & Time
Monday, May 1, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
109 Deliberate Self-Harm in Corrections*

Data from a large prison system in a Western state over a 13-month time period were used to analyze deliberate self-harm events with focus on type of DSH, reason for DSH, common methods, and other relevant factors about DSH events. The results indicate similarities among patients who engage in frequent DSH, the primary motivators of DSH, and unique factors found within the correctional setting that are linked with increased rates of DSH.

Educational Objectives
  • Differentiate between types and reasons for deliberate self-harm in the correctional setting
  • Review the factors in the correctional setting that may contribute to deliberate self-harm behaviors
  • Identify strategies for treating and managing patients who engage in deliberate self-harm for the purpose of obtaining a secondary gain

Level: Intermediate