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Suicide Prevention Program Implementation Issue

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Within a correctional institution all mental health services including suicide prevention services are built on three legs. Institutions get themselves in trouble when they ignore or forget one of the legs. The legs being 1.assessment of lethality.2. classification of risk and development of a treatment plan 3. communication of the above between shifts and documentation that all three have been done.. I have been surprised when evaluating successful suicide how often there is an assessment of risk a treatment plan developed but a failure to share the information. Thoughts?

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Suicide Prevention Outcomes

The ideal outcome in suicide prevention programs is for the programs to take effect - that suicides are prevented, that suicidality and suicide ideation is spotted and an effective intervention program is put in place. In any regimented organization where its members are the responsibility of the administration/hierarchy, there are roles that key individuals play - these roles are assigned to them according to their skills and training as well as their experience. This is true for the US Department of Veterans Affairs who utilize a safety Plan Treatment to Reduce Suicide Risk (Stanley & Brown, 2008) where ...

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Prisoner Suicide Prevention Program

Part 1: Based on research.

How prevalent is the incidence of prisoner suicide? Explain in detail.
What factors seem to contribute the most to prisoner suicide? Explain in detail, and use scholarly and academic resources to fully support your arguments.
What are the characteristics and histories of victims of prisoner suicide? Explain.
Where and under what circumstances is prisoner suicide likely to occur? Be detailed in your response, and provide examples to support your arguments.
Why are prison officials obligated to address the problem of prisoner suicide?

Part 2: Develop a policy/program aimed at prevention of inmate suicide in your prison.

Identify and describe key correctional departments and others, such as line staff, who should be involved in implementation of the policy and the role they should play.
Be specific and detailed in your response when explaining the importance of line staff.
The policy should address major components such as:
- Training
- Identification
- Referral
- Assessment
- Intervention
In your policy, identify the types of records that are to be maintained.
The policy should reference state and national standards.
The policy should also reflect staff and budget considerations.

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