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Suicide in Corrections - Juvenile Suicide

Suicidal Behaviors among Adolescents in Juvenile Detention: Role of Adverse Life Experiences (2014)

"The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of multiple adverse life experiences (sexual abuse, homelessness, running away, and substance abuse in the family) on suicide ideation and suicide attempt among adolescents at an urban juvenile detention facility in the United States."

Need to Know: A Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide (2013)

"Need to Know: A Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide was developed by the Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

Prevention of Juvenile Suicide in Correctional Settings (2012)

"Adolescent suicide in the general population is a national tragedy and a major public health problem (Carmona, 2005).

2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action

"The 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (the National Strategy) is the result of a joint effort by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance).

The Dangers of Detention: The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention and Other Secure Facilities (2011)

"Despite the lowest youth crime rates in 20 years, hundreds of thousands of young people are locked away every year in the nation’s 591 secure detention centers.

Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force (2016)

"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.

Preventing Suicide: Working With Youth Who Are Justice Involved (2013)

"The task force produced resources, organized by workgroup name and described in greater detail below, to provide findings, recommendations, and practical tools for juvenile justice and mental health system administrators and staff."

NIC - Desktop Guide: Ch.11 Mental Health

"Youth with mental health disorders continue to enter and remain in juvenile detention, corrections, and adult jails and prisons. Some of these youth are mildly disturbed; others have a serious mental illness. Their ability to function in a facility can be compromised by:"

NIC - Desktop Guide: Ch.16 Behavior Observation, Recording, and Report Writing

"The old adage, “If it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen,” does not represent the truth. We do not write down everything that happens in our lives, day-to-day, hour-by-hour. A great deal happens to us that we do not document.

Screening and Assessment for Suicide Prevention: Tools and Procedures for Risk Identification among Juvenile Justice Youth

This paper explains why the juvenile justice system must use research-based screening and assessment instruments to prevent suicide.

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