ERIC Number: ED316811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Lifesaver Program Manual: Child and Adolescent Suicide Prevention in School Systems.
Suicide Prevention Center, Inc., Dayton, OH.
Project Lifesaver began as a joint suicide prevention effort of the Montgomery County (Ohio) Medical Society, the Suicide Prevention Center, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, several Montgomery County social service agencies, and two county school districts. This teacher's manual for Project Lifesaver is divided into two main parts: Factual Components and Program Components. The facutal section includes the background materials necessary to implement the program components in the classroom. Each section of the program components includes reproducible handouts and activity sheets. Each section of the program is independent of the others, providing a great deal of flexibility to meet a variety of program needs. The factual components part covers these topics: the suicidal process; death and other losses; the suicidal child; the suicidal adolescent; and the care of the suicide survivor. The second part of the manual on program components covers these topics: staff inservice; parent awareness program; building elementary level coping skills; elementary level classroom meetings; elementary level puppet programs; secondary level presentations; secondary level case studies; secondary level role play scripts; secondary level stress management program; secondary level exercises for coping with loss and death; responding to suicide attempts and death; and training service providers. A bibliography is included and six appendixes provide results of a 1987 needs assessment of local school personnel concerning student suicide; a handout for parents; a set of values exercises with discussion guide; some sample school suicide policy papers; and a summary of ethical and legal issues. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Depression (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Suicide, Teacher Education
SPC, Inc., P.O. Box 1393, Dayton, Ohio 45401-1393 ($30.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Suicide Prevention Center, Inc., Dayton, OH.