ERIC Number: ED437603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
School Interventions To Prevent Youth Suicide. Technical Assistance Sampler.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This guide lists information and resources concerning school interventions to prevent youth suicide. Part 1 includes articles related to youth suicide, depression, and violence, along with a listing of basic facts, statistics, and myths about suicide. A general model of youth suicide is included followed by information on prevention. Part 2 contains information on identifying and addressing risk, risk and protective factors, a suicide assessment checklist, and criteria for diagnosis. Part 3 addresses specific responses to suicidal crises. It also contains descriptions of 15 training programs for community members, teachers, and school staff. The goal of these programs is to train individuals to identify youth at risk of suicidal behaviors and refer them to the appropriate sources of help. This section closes with an overview of various counseling approaches. The guide concludes with an annotated bibliography and list of Web sites from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Mental Health in Schools Training and Technical Assistance Center. (Contains approximately 110 print and Web resources.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counseling Techniques, Crisis Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Prevention, Program Descriptions, School Role, Schools, Suicide, Youth
School Mental Health Project, Center for Mental Health in Schools, Dept. of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563 (minimal fee to cover copying, postage, and handling). Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.