Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.139-140 SIEC No: 19930066

This presentation outlines a workshop developed over 5 years at an Atlanta detention center (no suicides in 9 years). It addresses selecting the “right” suicide prevention professional; understanding the needs of the detention system & needs of the professional; suicide prevention training for staff; & special issues particular to suicidal inmates. It emphasizes strategies that are time & energy efficient, do not require financial investment, & can be placed into action immediately.