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ERIC Number: ED523297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3996-4
Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: School-Based Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention. Practical Intervention in the Schools Series
Miller, David N.
Guilford Publications
Meeting a crucial need, this book distills the best current knowledge on child and adolescent suicide prevention into comprehensive guidelines for school-based practitioners. The author draws on extensive research and clinical experience to provide best-practice recommendations for developing schoolwide prevention programs, conducting risk assessments, and intervening at different levels of intensity with students at risk. Also presented are postvention procedures for responding effectively if a suicide does occur. Legal and ethical issues are addressed in detail. Reproducible handouts include sample assessment questions for students, teachers, and parents; the book's large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. Following a foreword by Alan L. Berman, the following chapters are included in this book: (1) Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents: An Introduction and Overview; (2) Youth Suicidal Behavior and the Schools; (3) A Public Health Approach to Youth Suicide Prevention; (4) Universal School-Based Suicide Prevention Programs for All Students; (5) Identifying At-Risk and High-Risk Students and Linking Assessment to Intervention; (6) Selected and Tertiary Interventions for At-Risk and High-Risk Students; and (7) School-Based Suicide Postvention. Appended are: (1) Student Suicide Case Law in Public Schools (Richard Fossey, and Perry A. Zirkel); and (2) Recommended Resources.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A