ERIC Number: EJ857543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
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Juvenile Suicide in Confinement--Findings from the First National Survey
Hayes, Lindsay M.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n4 p353-363 Aug 2009
Findings from the first national survey on juvenile suicide in confinement are provided, and include the extent and distribution of juvenile suicides, as well as descriptive data on demographic characteristics of each victim, incident, and juvenile facility which sustained the suicide. Among the significant findings were that suicides were evenly distributed, i.e., the same number of deaths occurred within the first few days of confinement as occurred over many months of confinement; most deaths occurred during traditional waking hours; a strong association between room confinement and suicide was found, and no relationship between intoxication and suicide was found. Suicide prevention resources were found to be particularly lacking in juvenile detention centers that experienced suicides.
Descriptors: Prevention, Suicide, Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, National Surveys, Correlation, At Risk Persons, Drinking
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