Training Curriculum and Program Guide

Training Curriculum and Program Guide on Suicide Detection and Prevention in Juvenile Detention/Correctional Facilities and Residential Programs 2013 is NOW AVAILABLE


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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Introduction: Why Are We Here?
  • Facts and Fiction about Juvenile Suicide
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Prevention
  • Juvenile Suicide Research
  • Possible Risk Factors of Juvenile Suicide
  • Room Confinement: A Major Risk Factor
  • Suicide Clusters and Contagion
  • Possible Protective Factors of Juvenile Suicide
  • Guiding Principles to Suicide Prevention
  • Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programming
  • Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programming: Staff Training
  • Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programming: Intake

Screening/Assessment

  • Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programming: Communication
  • Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programming: Safe Housing
  • Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programming: Levels of Observation/Management
  • Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programming: Intervention
  • Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programming: Reporting
  • Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Programming: Follow-Up/

Morbidity-Mortality Review

  • Juvenile Suicide Litigation
  • Group Exercises: Mortality and Liability Review
  • Controversial Issues in Suicide Prevention
  • No-Suicide Contracts
  • Stripping Potentially Suicidal Youth Naked/Issuance of Smock  or Different Colored Uniform
  • Using Closed Circuit Television as an Alternative to Staff Observation
  • Policy of “Never Entering a Room Without Backup”
  • “When No Vitals Exist, Don’t Presume that Death Has Occurred”
  • “Protecting the Scene of the Crime”
  • Rating Scales
  • Conclusion

APPENDICES

  • References
  • Checklist for the “Suicide-Resistant” Design of Correctional

Facilities

  • Jail and Prison Suicide Litigation: Case Law Review
  • Mortality Review: The Suicide of “D.L.”
  • Mortality/Morbidity Review of Juvenile Suicides/Serious Suicide Attempts Checklist
  • Liability Review: The Case of “J.W.”
  • Post Test
  • Resources

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Training Curriculum and Program Guide on Suicide Detection and Prevention in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities and Residential Programswas developed by Lindsay M. Hayes, an NCIA project director, and a nationally recognized expert in the field of suicide prevention within jails, prisons and juvenile facilities. Mr. Hayes conducted the only national study of juvenile suicide in confinement for the U.S. Justice Department, has been appointed as a federal court monitor in several juvenile correctional systems under court jurisdiction, serves as an expert witness/consultant in juvenile suicide litigation cases, and conducts training seminars and assesses and juvenile suicide prevention practices in various state and local jurisdictions throughout the country.

 

COST

The cost for the Training Curriculum and Program Guide on Suicide Detection and Prevention in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities and Residential Programs is $199, including shipping and handling. The 190-page manual is contained in a three-ring binder and accompanied by a CD containing 163 PowerPoint slides.

 

HOW TO PURCHASE

  • Send a check for $199 made payable to the “National Center on Institutions and Alternatives” (NCIA) to: NCIA, 40 Lantern Lane, Mansfield, MA 02048

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lindsay M. Hayes, Project Director
National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA)
40 Lantern Lane
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 337-8806
Lhayesta@msn.com