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Preventing Suicide Among Justice-Involved Youth: Newly Developed Tools, Recommendations, and Research

Accession Number: 028269
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<p>A webinar on April 17, 2014 (1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT) will describe new resources from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention‘s Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force. Nearly one third of justice-involved youth report having experienced suicidal ideation in the past year, 36 percent have attempted suicide during their lifetimes, and suicide is the leading cause of death for youth in confinement. To address these critical needs, the Juvenile Justice Task Force has released a set of comprehensive suicide prevention resources to support staff working with youth in the juvenile justice system. The newly developed educational tools advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, which guides efforts to prevent suicide in this vulnerable population across the nation.</p>

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