Author

Laura Frank

ORCID Identifier(s)

0000-0002-4206-2192

Graduation Semester and Year

2016

Language

English

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Regina T Praetorius

Abstract

Women within the corrections system in the United States has reached staggering numbers. Suicide in the United States corrections system is the leading cause of natural death. This research provides an examination of jail programming's impact on women's suicidality and mental health symptomology. Results showed preliminary support for a holistic, trauma informed program to decrease suicidal ideation and the presence of mental health symptomology.

Keywords

Jail, Mental health, Pilot program

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work

Comments

Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington

Included in

Social Work Commons

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