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Erps, Kristen H.; Ochs, Sarah; Myers, Carl L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2020
As the second leading cause of death for adolescents, suicide is a major concern for school personnel. School psychologists' training in mental health makes them well-positioned to lead in suicide prevention efforts; however, studies have shown a lack of preparedness in crisis intervention and, more specifically, suicide risk assessment. This…
Descriptors: Suicide, School Psychologists, Risk Assessment, Role Perception
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Brock, Stephen E.; Louvar Reeves, Melissa A. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2018
Suicide is a leading cause of death among youth ages 10 years and older. Further, recent federal surveillance data suggest the rates of suicidal ideation and behaviors to be increasing. With these facts in mind, in this paper, we examine the school psychologist's role in suicide risk assessment; which assesses the degree to which students, who…
Descriptors: Suicide, Psychological Patterns, School Psychologists, Counselor Role
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Smith-Millman, Marissa K.; Flaspohler, Paul D.; Maras, Melissa A.; Splett, Joni Williams; Warmbold, Kristy; Dinnen, Hannah; Luebbe, Aaron – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Some universal behavioural screening processes require classroom teachers to complete a risk assessment measure on each student in their class, leading to a possible, but unexplored, problem: risk assessment scores may be influenced by the teacher completing the measure. The current study investigated whether teacher-reported risk assessment…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Differences, Scores, Elementary School Teachers
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Sigmann, Samuella B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2021
In 2015, "NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals," from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) was updated to include language requiring educators to perform a documented risk assessment when conducting demonstrations in K-12 classrooms. Additionally, in the past five years numerous organizations…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Laboratory Safety, Science Laboratories
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Brock, Stephen E.; Lieberman, Richard; Cruz, Melinda A.; Coad, Robert – Contemporary School Psychology, 2021
The social distancing mandate, implemented in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic, has guided many schools to deliver instruction via distance learning. Among the many challenges generated by this delivery system is the need for school mental health services, including school suicide prevention and intervention, to…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Risk Assessment, Suicide, Distance Education
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Dallat, Clare; Goode, Natassia; Salmon, Paul M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Inadequate risk assessment has been implicated as a contributory factor in the deaths and injuries of participants on led outdoor activity (LOA) programmes in both Australia and overseas. The identification and assessment of risks is a required component of LOA programmes, and multiple risk assessment methods and techniques are available to the…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Outdoor Education, Injuries, Foreign Countries
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Erbacher, Terri A.; Singer, Jonathan B. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2018
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10-25 years and approximately 1-in-6 adolescents reported serious suicidal ideation in the past year. Schools are a unique environment in which to identify and respond to youth suicide risk. Although there are screening tools for identifying which youth are at risk and assessment…
Descriptors: Suicide, At Risk Persons, Risk Assessment, School Role
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Alpizar, David; French, Brian F.; Vo, Thao T. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2020
Truancy can have a detrimental impact on student outcomes. Risk assessments are used to identify behavioral and emotional problems associated with school truancy. Although imperative for informing decisions about student's welfare, risk assessments generally lack substantial validity evidence. Specifically, supporting score interpretation across…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Needs Assessment, Truancy, African American Students
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Berk, Richard; Heidari, Hoda; Jabbari, Shahin; Kearns, Michael; Roth, Aaron – Sociological Methods & Research, 2021
Objectives: Discussions of fairness in criminal justice risk assessments typically lack conceptual precision. Rhetoric too often substitutes for careful analysis. In this article, we seek to clarify the trade-offs between different kinds of fairness and between fairness and accuracy. Methods: We draw on the existing literatures in criminology,…
Descriptors: Justice, Crime, Risk Assessment, Accuracy
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Vesper, James L.; Kartoglu, Ümit; Herrington, Jan; Reeves, Thomas C. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
This paper describes the use of two different risk assessment strategies during the design and development of a complex authentic task-based e-learning program developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The first strategy involved the use of expert reviewers and the second strategy employed the engagement of a risk assessment expert…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Electronic Learning, Risk Assessment, Expertise
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Kirtepe, Abdurrahman – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
In this study, the risk assessment levels of athletes in different branches were examined in terms of various variables. Descriptive scanning model was used in the study. In the research, the survey was completed with a sample method of 105 people. The questionnaire was used as a data collection tool in the research. The questionnaire consists of…
Descriptors: Athletes, Risk Assessment, Attitudes, Age Differences
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Pollard, Jeffrey W.; Disabato, David J.; Polychronis, Paul D.; Scalora, Mario J. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2020
As part of collecting information for the purpose of threat assessment and management regarding a person of concern within an institution of higher education, a threat assessment and management team or another institutional official may request that a campus counseling center conduct a risk assessment of dangerousness-to-others. This study…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Counselor Training, Mental Health Workers, Violence
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Wood, Tyler A.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Sosnoff, Jacob J. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2021
Community engagement provides kinesiology undergraduate students with valuable experience and allows for personal and professional growth. Kinesiology students often seek out opportunities that pertain to their future career goals. As many of them aspire to allied health professions, working with special populations is of interest, including…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Kinesiology, Experiential Learning, School Community Programs
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Kay, Daniel – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Child participation currently holds a high profile within the field of educational psychology and has been the subject of increasing interest and research. The aim of this paper is to consider the potential merit in orienting the focus beyond participation in planning and decision-making and towards self-advocacy. Self-advocacy is an essential…
Descriptors: Children, Inclusion, Participative Decision Making, Childrens Rights
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Wilson, Camille S.; Anthony, Laura; Kenworthy, Lauren; Fleischman, Rivka; Demro, Caroline; Andorko, Nicole; Armour, Anna Chelsea; Schiffman, Jason – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Autism and psychosis share overlapping clinical features and can occur comorbidly. Given growing recognition that early identification of psychosis risk symptoms may lead to better functional outcomes, the field needs valid tools for use in the assessment of psychosis risk symptoms within autism. This study employed a multi-method approach to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, At Risk Persons, Adolescents
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