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. This webinar summarized the work of the Juvenile Justice Task Force and include in-depth discussion of the research findings and recommendations. It will be the first of a series of webinars that will be archived with the materials described above. Over 300 juvenile justice, suicide prevention, and mental health stakeholders on the Federal, state and local levels were in attendance. View the archived webinar at this link (which requires you to enter contact information).
This task force, established in June 2011, completed its work in 2013 by focusing attention on the needs of youth in the juvenile justice system, particularly in the areas of suicide-related awareness and education, suicide research, suicide prevention programming and training, and collaboration between the juvenile justice and mental health systems. Below, organized by workgroup, are the resources developed to provide findings, recommendations, and practical tools for juvenile justice and mental health administrators and staff.
View the Executive Summary.
1: Public Awareness and Education
Need to Know: A Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide
2: Suicide Research
3: Suicide Prevention Programming and Training
4: Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Systems Collaboration
Read the press release regarding these resources.
Task Force Objectives
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