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ERIC Number: ED532307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5562-0285-8
Suicide Prevention in the Schools: Guidelines for Middle and High School Settings. Second Edition
Capuzzi, David
American Counseling Association
In this book, David Capuzzi, a renowned expert on suicide, encourages suicide prevention in schools through the use of a clear and effective crisis management plan designed to identify and serve at-risk youth. His concise, step-by-step framework provides essential information for school counselors, administrators, and faculty on suicide assessment, faculty roles and responsibilities, and instructions on how to implement a building- or district-wide prevention program that includes faculty training and preparation of crisis teams. The book is divided into 3 parts: (1) Introducing the Problem; and (2) Working Systematically in the School; and (3) Legal Parameters. the "Suicide Prevention in the Schools: Guidelines for Middle and High School Setting. Appended are: (1) Lesson One: Acquiring Knowledge About Suicide Myths; (2) Lesson Two: Developing Awareness of the Signs and Symptoms of Suicide; (3) Lesson Three: How to Help a Friend; (4) Sample Faculty/Staff Memo; (5) Sample Letter to Parents; (6) Documentation Through Records for Self-Protection; (7) Risk-Management Guidelines for School Counselors That Will Assist in Prevailing If Sued in a Counselor Malpractice Case Related to a Student's Attempted or Completed Suicide; (8) Managing a Student Who May Be at Risk for Suicide; (9) Notification and Agreement Form to Be Signed by a Parent or Guardian of a Student Who May Be at Risk for Suicide; and (10) Assisting Parents or Guardians to Arrange for an Evaluation to Determine Whether a Student Is a Danger to Self or Others. [For First edition" see, ED403511.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association