The role of adult correctional officers in preventing suicide

Date: 2014
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

This brief sheet provides basic information to help correctional officers in facilities for adults to recognize and respond to people who may be suicidal or at high risk. (An unformatted version of the sheet that includes references is available.) An accompanying list of resources is also available.

Populations:  Adults
Settings:  Justice System, Adult Justice System
About Suicide:  Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Warning Signs
Strategies:  Identify and Assist