Suicide Detection and Prevention in Juvenile Facilities, 4 hours
This course examines preventing suicide in juvenile facilities and explores facts vs. myths that surround this cause of death. Experience shows that nearly all institutional suicides are preventable. Prevention strategies focus on pre-disposing factors of suicidal behavior and examine the elements of detention life that are conducive. Communication skills to deter suicidal behavior are learning, reviewed, and practiced, and issues of department liability are covered.