Inmate Distress Training for Corrections Organizations
For Corrections Staff
The Inmate Distress Training Program is a culturally competent, trauma-informed faith integrated mental health basic education and awareness training program geared towards corrections staff. Corrections Staff who complete the Inmate Distress Training will be able to:
- IDENTIFY signs and symptoms of mental disorders, including general mental health(GMH), serious mental illness (SMI) and/or serious emotional disturbance (SED);
- ASSESS inmates with mental distress using a biopsychosocial model and employ crisis de-escalation techniques and services within the corrections setting;
- TRIAGE and refer inmates with mental distress to appropriate services, particularly individuals with SMI and/or SED, as well as GMH and those in danger of hurting themselves or others or may be otherwise severely or gravely disabled.
- SUPPORT inmates with mental distress using ongoing faith-integrated basic mental health support skills and other short and/or long-term intervention and prevention techniques to promote mental health;