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There seems to be a great deal of information concerning suicide tendancy recognition , intervention and prevention for adult offenders. Does anyone have a lesson plan that deals specifically with juveniles/juvenile offfenders that I could take a look at?
Bradley: These should provide you with a great start.
Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Correctional Facilities
"Youth who have contact with the juvenile justice system are at higher risk for suicide than youth in the general population. This presents a challenge for state juvenile correctional administrators who are responsible for implementing policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all youth in custody. SPRC and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) developed a two-part webinar series titled Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities, in partnership with Lindsay Hayes, Project Director, National Center on Institutions and Alternatives. The webinar series 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; Mortality review. The webinar series can be viewed online."
Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force Preventing Suicide among Justice-Involved Youth: Newly Developed Tools, Recommendations, and Research
"This webinar held on April 17, 2014, described new resources from the Action Alliance’s Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force. This webinar summarized the work of the Juvenile Justice Task Force and include in-depth discussion of the research findings and recommendations. It will be the first of a series of webinars that will be archived with the materials described above. Over 300 juvenile justice, suicide prevention, and mental health stakeholders on the Federal, state and local levels were in attendance. View the archived webinar at this link (which requires you to enter contact information). "
Training Curriculum and Program Guide on Suicide Detection and Prevention in Juvenile Detention/Correctional Facilities and Residential Programs
"April 29, 2013, Mansfield, MA: The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) announces the availability of the Training Curriculum and Program Guide on Suicide Detection and Prevention in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities and Residential Programs is the most comprehensive and up-to-date instruction on suicide prevention in juvenile facilities. The 190-page manual is contained in a three-ring binder and accompanied by a CD containing 163 PowerPoint slides. This Curriculum is designed to equip direct care, security, medical, mental health, and education personnel with a comprehensive understanding of suicidal behavior as it relates to the facility environment of a detention center, training school, and/or residential treatment center. It includes a discussion on juvenile suicide research, guiding principles to suicide prevention, why facility environments are conducive to suicidal behavior, staff attitudes about suicide, potential predisposing factors to suicide, warning signs and symptoms, identification of suicide risk despite the denial of risk, high-risk periods, components of the facility’s suicide prevention policy, instruction regarding the proper role of staff in responding to a suicide attempt, critical incident stress debriefing, and liability issues. The manual is also a Program Guide and provides facility administrators a virtual blueprint for development and/or revision of suicide prevention programs. Eight critical components to a suicide prevention program are outlined in detail — staff training, intake screening/assessment, communication, safe housing, levels of observation/management, intervention, reporting, and follow-up/morbidity-mortality review."
Shield of Care Training Materials
Characteristics of Juvenile Suicide in Confinement
Thanks Jeff. I had started researching NIC Library and had not gotten this deep yet. I appreciate your time!