Meeting the Needs of Correctional Health Care Clinicians: NCCHC Holds Educational Conference for First Time in 2 Years

The National Correctional Health Care Conference is back and ready to deliver the latest on correctional and public health.

With the number of inmates presenting with psychiatric disorders, there is an increased need for clinicians to support this special population. Cohosted by Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), the National Correctional Health Care Conference will offer mental health care providers the opportunity to learn more about supporting patients in jails, prisons, and juvenile facilities.

Past attendees have noted the conference has helped them better address differences related to age, social bias, and socioeconomic values; be more mindful of their own triggers when interacting with the incarcerated; improve suicide assessment strategies; and address opiate withdrawal.

This year’s conference will cover similar topics as well as issues around dementia and Alzheimer disease, antisocial personality disorder, and treatment resistant schizophrenia. In addition to networking opportunities, attendees can earn continuing medical education credits. The conference will take place from October 30 to November 3 in Chicago, Illinois.

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