ERIC Number: ED332107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-20
"What Can We Do about Youth Suicide?"
Berry, R. Ladson; And Others
This document contains three related papers addressing the issue of youth suicide. "Youth Suicide: An Investigation of Ideation, Prevalence, Depression and Student Awareness" (R. Ladson Berry) presents results from a survey of 283 junior high and high school students in South Carolina public schools. Findings are reported that revealed a significantly higher mean total score on the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (RADS) for students who had attempted suicide than for those who had not, a high level of awareness among peers about suicide and students who had attempted suicide, and a large number of students who had inaccurate information and/or beliefs about suicidal behavior and ideation. "Youth Suicide: Assessment Issues" (Judith D. Pearson) uses results from the first paper to suggest that the RADS may be a useful screening measure for identifying potentially suicidal students if used in conjunction with other information. It explores assessment of lethality and issues related to legal considerations. "A Caring Approach to Youth Suicide...Prevention, Intervention and Postvention" (Susan H. Baker) describes a manual designed specifically for secondary school educators on prevention, intervention, and postvention and provides information on how to order the manual. (NB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A series of three papers presented at the Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (22nd, San Francisco, CA, April 17-22, 1990).