ERIC Number: EJ1052203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
A School-Based Suicide Risk Assessment Protocol
Boccio, Dana E.
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v31 n1 p31-62 2015
Suicide remains the third leading cause of death among young people in the United States. Considering that youth who contemplate suicide generally exhibit warning signs before engaging in lethal self-harm, school-based mental health professionals can play a vital role in identifying students who are at risk for suicidal behavior. Nevertheless, the assessment of vulnerable children and adolescents is a challenging undertaking, with many variables considered relevant to the determination of a student's suicide risk level. This article introduces school-based mental health professionals to the Student Suicide Risk Assessment Protocol, an evaluation tool developed by the author to aid in the determination of student suicide potential, assist with the selection of appropriate interventions, and allow for documentation of school personnel's actions taken to mitigate a student's suicide risk.
Descriptors: Suicide, At Risk Persons, Risk Assessment, Youth, School Health Services, Mental Health, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Intervention, Predictor Variables, Resilience (Psychology), Family Influence, Psychopathology, Health Behavior, Cognitive Processes, Affective Behavior, High School Students, Grade 10, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10
Authoring Institution: N/A