ERIC Number: ED321165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Challenge of Stress and Suicide in Early Adolescence.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.; American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.
This fourth chapter in "The Challenge of Counseling in Middle Schools" presents four articles on stress and suicide in early adolescence. "Stress and the Middle Grader," by David Elkind, looks at technology and stress, describes three basic stress situations, and identifies stresses common to the middle grader. Stress symptoms in middle graders are given and coping strategies and developmental guidance strategies are discussed. "Adolescent Stress As It Relates to Stepfamily Living: Implications for School Counselors," by JoAnna Strother and Ed Jacobs, presents a study conducted to ascertain what adolescents believe to be stressful and nonstressful aspects of stepfamily living and to determine whether the level of stress for adolescent stepchildren diminishes over the time spent in the stepfamily. "The School Counselor's Role in the Communication of Suicidal Ideation by Adolescents," by Mary Wellman, presents a five-stage model of suicidal behavior, discusses verbal communication of suicide intent, summarizes methods of communication of suicidal notions, and describes intervention strategies. "One Counselor's Intervention in the Aftermath of a Middle School Student's Suicide: A Case Study," by Jo Ann Alexander and Robert Harman, describes an approach used to deal with the aftermath of a student's suicide, discussing interventions used with class-sized groups, individuals, and groups of two. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.; American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.
Note: In: Gerler, Edwin R., Jr., and others. "The Challenge of Counseling in Middle Schools," 1990; see CG 022 569.