ERIC Number: ED306478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Prevention of Youth Suicide: As Reported by the State Board of Education. Submitted to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the Seventy-First Texas Legislature.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This report addresses the issues delineated by the 70th Texas Legislature in directing the Central Education Agency to study the problem of youth suicide. "Causes and Factors Contributing to Youth Suicide" presents data on national suicide rates for 15- to 19-year-olds and deaths by suicide in Texas for children between the ages of 5 and 19. Conditions that place children and adolescents at risk for suicide, and which have been identified consistently through research are listed, as are several warning signs of suicide risk. "Curriculum Study" contains a summary of the staff's findings in this area and is divided into sections on prekindergarten and kindergarten, social studies, science, English language arts, reading, health education, fine arts, art education, music education, theatre arts, vocational home economics education, agricultural sciences, marketing education, and driver education. This part of the report concludes with some general comments related to all disciplines. The final section, "Recommendations," lists and discusses three recommendations that district trustees and administrators will want to consider as they develop programs to prevent youth suicide. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Identification, School Personnel, Self Destructive Behavior, Staff Development, Suicide, Youth Problems
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.