The National Response Plan for Suicide Prevention: How to Put It Into Action 

**Previously recorded during the 2020 Virtual National Conference on Correctional Health Care

Presented by: Alex Karydi PhD

Through the Suicide Prevention Resource Guide, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention have joined forces to work toward reducing the incidence of suicide in jails and prisons. The guide focuses on three areas crucial to suicide prevention in corrections: assessment, intervention and treatment, and training. The aim is to educate the field on how to manage better those identified as at high risk and provide consistent, comprehensive training to all involved personnel. Combining NCCHC’s knowledge of correctional mental health care with AFSP’s expertise in suicide prevention represents a unique opportunity to develop solutions that can effect real change – and save lives. In its Project 2025, AFSP identified corrections as one of four critical areas with the highest potential for preventing suicide, to reduce the suicide rate by 20% by the year 2025. This session hopes to bring the guide to life and be useful in your facility’s quest to prevent inmate suicide.

Educational Objectives

• Outline a model for effectively using a guide to establish suicide prevention practices 

• Describe optimal suicide care policies and procedure for your facility

• Analyze three case studies of suicide prevention efforts in the United States

Webinar Fee:

$65, includes the powerpoint presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.0 hours for ACCME, ADA, ANCC, APA, CCHP and NASW. If you would like a copy of the presentation slides and info on how to claim CE credit, please send an email to

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When and Where
  • 12/4/2020 8:00 AM CST
  • 12/3/2021 11:59 PM CST
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL