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Mentally Disordered Inmates: Effective Skills for Corrections Staff, 8 hours

STC: 0920-071277

Mentally disordered inmates are populating our jails in increased numbers. More are coming, and county jails must be equipped with well-trained staff. This course trains officers to navigate this confusing inmate. Staff learn to identify behaviors that are associated with a variety of mental disorders and select the best communication strategies associated with those behaviors. This course reduces liability by training officers how NOT to respond to certain behaviors and trains them to select the appropriate communication strategy early and to use it effectively.