ERIC Number: EJ989869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Threat Assessment Teams: A Model for Coordinating the Institutional Response and Reducing Legal Liability when College Students Threaten Suicide
Penven, James C.; Janosik, Steven M.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v49 n3 p299-314 Aug 2012
Increasing numbers of college students with mental health issues are enrolling in college. If these students threaten suicide they present serious legal issues for college officials. Lack of communication and coordination of a response to these students exacerbates the issue. Threat assessment teams can serve as mechanisms to coordinate the response to students who threaten suicide. A review of case law and recommendations to mitigate liability when students threaten suicide are provided.
Descriptors: Suicide, College Students, Court Litigation, Legal Responsibility, At Risk Students, Risk Assessment, Mental Disorders, Teamwork, Evaluation Methods
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Education Level: Higher Education
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