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Suicide Detection and Prevention in Jails

LET301 - 16.00 Hours

Schedule

  • LS  LET301  117
    $55.00

Description

Suicide is the leading cause of inmate deaths in local jail facilities. Many of these suicides can be prevented if correctional officers have the proper understanding of suicidal behavior and inmates’ mental impairments. Jail suicides can be averted with implementation of a comprehensive prevention program that includes staff training, intake screening, communication between staff, appropriate and safe housing, frequent observation, prompt intervention, and social interactions. This course is one of the Intermediate Core Courses required by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) rules to receive intermediate certification as a county corrections officer.

This course meets TCOLE requirements Course #3501.

Prerequisite

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Requirements

  • The mandatory completion/duration period for this eCourse is 45 days from registration.
  • To complete this course you are required to have a computer with internet access.

Equipment

  • Broadband internet connection
  • Current browser
  • Recommended: Mozilla Firefox 30 or higher, Google Chrome 37 or higher
  • Alternatives: Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Safari 7 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher
  • Adobe Flash 11 or higher

Topics

Admission of inmates +Factors influencing suicidal behavior +Handling a suicide/attempted suicide +Interacting with suicidal inmates +Interviewing and assessing inmates +Mental retardation or mental illness +Overview of jail suicide +Suicide prevention plans

Audience

  • Texas County and municipal jail staff responsible for inmate oversight and control within a jail facility

Education Credits

    Contact Information

    Law Enforcement and Security Training
    Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Tollfree: (800) 423-8433

    Other Information

    • After registering online for this course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us at (979) 845-6677 or law@teex.tamu.edu
    • If paying by purchase order or check, please fill out the required registration form and send to law@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (979) 862-2788.
    • Refunds are not available for eLearning courses, nor may the course be transferred from one customer to another.

    Resources

    Online Corrections Course Video

     

    Payment Options
    • Credit Card - Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
    • Purchase Order - Complete registration form and send to law@teex.tamu.edu or fax to (979) 862-2788
    • Check - Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX - LAW, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842

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