2023 – Inmates with Mental Illness and Crisis Intervention

by | Jan 1, 2023

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Instructional Goal

This course of instruction will provide students with a basic understanding of mental illnesses commonly encountered by Correctional Officers, and general knowledge of crisis de-escalation and negotiation.

Performance Objectives

At the end of this unit of instruction, the student will be able to accomplish the following objectives as outlined in the lesson:

1.0.1 Define Mental Illness
1.0.2 Discuss Common Major Mental Illnesses in Correctional Facilities
1.0.3 Discuss Co-Occurring Illnesses with Substance Abuse
1.0.4 Identify the Correctional Officer’s Roles as First Point of Contact
1.0.5 Discuss Basic Crisis Intervention Skills
1.0.6 Discuss Crisis Negotiation Teams
1.0.7 Discuss Hunger Strikes