Creating a Culture of Recovery: Trauma-Informed Principles for Suicide Risk Management
Presented by: Robin Timme, PsyD, ABPP, CCHP-MH, Connections Community Support Programs, Inc.
Suicide remains a leading cause of death in jails and prisons across the country. This webinar reviews the literature on suicide in correctional settings and identifies the core principles of a comprehensive policy and process for managing risk for suicide. With astronomical rates of traumatic histories in populations of justice-involved individuals, appreciation of the impact of trauma is critical. Therefore, Dr. Timme will also address the role of trauma in the assessment and management of suicide risk, and will place this topic within the framework of childhood adversity, which increases the risk of suicide attempts in adulthood.
1. Articulate the prevalence, demographics and specific risks of suicide in jails and prisons
2. Describe the core components of an effective suicide risk management strategy
3. Examine the impact of childhood trauma on subsequent risk of suicide attempts
About the presenter
Dr. Robin Timme is the chief psychologist for Connections CSP, a nonprofit provider of health care services based in Delaware. Board-certified in forensic psychology, he provides consultation and supervision to a team of behavioral health professionals. Dr. Timme also operates an independent practice that provides expert witness testimony in criminal and civil matters. He is a frequent and popular presenter at NCCHC educational conferences.