ERIC Number: EJ785835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
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Screening as an Approach for Adolescent Suicide Prevention
Pena, Juan B.; Caine, Eric D.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v36 n6 p614-637 Dec 2006
Among the provisions of the recently signed Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, Congress called for the use of screening to detect adolescents who are at risk for suicide. After a review of the literature, 17 studies involving screening instruments and programs were identified. We addressed the question: What do we know about the demonstrated effectiveness and safety of screening as a tool or program to prevent suicide among adolescents? While youth suicide screening programs offer the promise of improving identification for those who need treatment the most, further research is essential to understand how, when, where, and for whom screening programs can be used effectively and efficiently.
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