ERIC Number: ED403511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Suicide Prevention in the Schools: Guidelines for Middle and High School Settings.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents. Between 1981 and 1989, 7% of all those who suicide were children and adolescents aged five to 19 and during that time 16,585 adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 committed suicide. Written for counselors and middle and high school personnel, this book examines the dynamics of suicide and includes guidelines for early detection of suicidal preoccupation, prevention, and crisis management. Guidelines in this book were developed using the assumptions that personnel working with young people: (1) need information that helps them identify the individuals most at risk for suicide; (2) need to understand the myths and causal factors connected with adolescent suicide; (3) need to be able to recognize the "profile" that identifies individuals most at risk for suicide; and (4) need to be able to use effective techniques to assess and refer suicidal adolescents. Chapters are: (1) Suicide Prevention in the Schools: An Introduction; (2) Suicide Prevention: Getting Started in Your Building or School District; (3) Suicide Prevention: What Faculty and Staff Need to Know; (4) Preparation of Crisis Teams; (5) Individual and Group Counseling Options; (6) Parent Education; (7) Classroom Presentations; and (8) Legal Aspects of Adolescent Suicide Prevention. Most chapters include overhead masters. Contains 118 references. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Crisis Intervention, Health Promotion, High School Students, High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Legal Responsibility, Lesson Plans, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Parent Education, Prevention, Pupil Personnel Workers, School Counseling, School Counselors, Secondary Education, Suicide, Training
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order #72581, $23.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.