ERIC Number: ED339170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Depression and Suicide: Special Education Students at Risk. Exceptional Children at Risk: CEC Mini-Library.
Guetzloe, Eleanor C.
This booklet reviews the role of school personnel in detecting signs of depression and potential suicide, taking appropriate actions, and developing and implementing treatment programs. An introductory chapter notes factors related to depression and suicide that may be evident in exceptional children. The second chapter provides a research synthesis focusing on prevalence rates, risk factors, assessment techniques, contagion, and outcomes of school programs. The third chapter looks at implications for practitioners including detecting early signs of depression, notifying parents, making appropriate referrals, assisting in follow-up after a suicide threat or attempt, providing continued support to the depressed student, and developing appropriate individualized education programs. The last chapter looks at implications for program development and administration, including the need for a comprehensive plan through cooperation among the home, the school, and the community and promulgation of a comprehensive plan for policy, procedures, and training of school personnel. Also included are 94 references and lists of 14 suggested publications, professional associations, support groups, and public and private research centers. (DB)
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, High Risk Students, Identification, Incidence, Intervention, Prevention, Program Administration, Program Development, Referral, School Role, Suicide, Teacher Role
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 (Stock No. P356: $8.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 774-784.