Date and Location:
August 22, 2008, Chesterfield, MO – Doubletree Hotel
$129.00 (student pricing available, call 314-877-6419)
Rooms are available for this conference at the Doubletree Hotel at the rate of $99.00 per night.
In-house Reservations: 636-532-5000
Toll-free Reservations: 1-800-222-8733
Room block code: MIM or Missouri Institute of Mental Health (Mention code when making your reservation.)
HOTEL CUTOFF DATE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS IS AUGUST 7.
Suicide in jails and prisons is a major public health problem. In order to underscore the importance of this issue, we are pleased to hold this nine state regional conference on Suicide in Jails and Prisons: Prevention ~ Intervention ~ Legal Issues on August 22, 2008, in St. Louis. Nationally-known speakers will highlight the best practices in prevention and interventional strategies which can be easily applied in the correctional system. Lawsuits are not uncommon following suicide in jails and prisons. Keynote speaker Lindsay Hayes of the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, states, ���even when successfully defended, lawsuits are still expensive, time-consuming, physically and emotionally draining on staff, and disruptive to the agency.��� Shanetta Cutlar, Esq., Section Chief, Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice will address legal issues in the topic entitled ���Avoiding Federal Investigations.���Program designed for Corrections Administration and Staff, Probation and Parole Officers, Sheriffs, and Jailers from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Program Presenters:
Cara Bainum, MSW, PsyD, LCSW, Owner and Supervising Psychologist, Living Hope Counseling Center, Quincy, Illinois
Shanetta Cutlar, Esq., Section Chief, Special Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC
A. E. Daniel, MD, MRC Psych., Conference Chair and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Missouri School of Medicine and President and CEO, Daniel Correctional Psychiatric Services, Inc., Columbia, Missouri
Lindsay Hayes, MS, Project Director, National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, Mansfield, Massachusetts
Marta Nolin, PhD, Assistant Division Director/Substance Abuse Services, Division of Offender Rehabilitative Services, Missouri Department of Corrections, Jefferson City, Missouri
Robert J. Powitzky, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma University Health Science Center Department of Psychiatry and Chief Mental Health Officer, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ralph Sneed, PhD, President, Sneed Consulting Services and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Florissant Valley Community College, St .Louis, Missouri
David Vlach, MD, Private Practitioner in General and Forensic Psychiatry, Volunteer Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Missouri School of Medicine, and subcontractor to the Missouri Department of Corrections, Kansas City, Missouri
Continuing Professional Education:
American Psychological Association (APA)
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Full information in brochure.
Thursday, June 26 at 9:30 AM CDT Dr. Marta Nolin will present an introduction of her session entitled ���Interaction between Substance Abuse and Other Self-destructive Behaviors.���There will be no pre-registration or fee to participate in this Web Conference. CEUs are available.