Suicide prevention in juvenile correctional facilities

Date: 2012
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Manual
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center (EDC)

This two-part webinar series guides juvenile justice administrators and staff in creating and implementing suicide prevention policies within juvenile detention facilities.  It describes the demographic and facility characteristics of juvenile suicide and teaches the eight critical components of a sound suicide prevention policy: staff training: intake screening and ongoing assessment; communication; housing; levels of supervision; intervention; reporting and mortality review. .

Populations:  Youth
Settings:  Juvenile Justice System
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Planning and Implementing:  Policy and Legislation
Strategies:  Screening and Assessment, Postvention, Reduce Access to Means