ERIC Number: ED273868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Hearings on Youth Suicide Prevention Act of 1985. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session on H.R. 1099 and H.R. 1894 to Make Grants Available for Teenage Suicide Prevention Programs. (Washington, DC, September 10, 1985, and Yonkers, NY, October 21, 1985).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document contains the texts of two Congressional hearings examining youth suicide, youth suicide prevention, and the appropriate role of the federal government. The texts of two bills are included: H.R. 1099 which would require the Secretary of Education to establish a grant program to assist local educational agencies in operating school-based teenage suicide prevention programs; and H.R. 1894, which would establish a commission for the study of youth suicide and a program of grants for suicide prevention programs within the Department of Health and Human Services. Congressmen Ackerman and Lantos presented these bills and they discuss the problem of youth suicide. Statements by Congressmen Hawkins and DioGuardi are given. Witnesses from the first hearing include Charlotte Ross, president, Youth Suicide National Center; Debra Meckley, National Association of Social Workers; Fred Wyatt, student; and John Carswell, Child Welfare League of America. The text of the second hearing contains statements by Congressman Biaggi, Ackerman, and DioGuardi, and testimonies from: (1) Alfred DelBello, chairman, National Community of Youth Suicide Prevention; (2) Stephen J. Friedman, deputy commissioner, Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health; (3) George Cohen, American Association for Counseling Development; (4) Beth Corney, peer leader, White Plains School District; (5) Ann Kliman, Center for Preventive Psychiatry; (6) Ethel Rosally, Yonkers Board of Education; and (7) Louise Latty, New York City Board of Education. Prepared statements and other materials submitted for the record are included. (NB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.