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Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: School-Based Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention (Guilford School Practitioner)by David N. Miller
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Book News Annotation:
Miller (school psychology, U. of Albany, State U. of New York) explains child and adolescent suicide prevention, assessment, and intervention for school-based mental health practitioners, administrators, teachers, nurses, and support staff. He discusses demographic data and reasons youth suicide occurs, developing school-wide prevention programs, the roles and responsibilities of school personnel, a public health approach to prevention, community-based prevention programs, identifying at-risk students, conducting risk assessments, and intervening at different levels of intensity, as well as legal and ethical issues and procedures for responding if a suicide does occur. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.
About the Author
David N. Miller, PhD, is Associate Professor of School Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he has served as Director of the School Psychology Program. He is a certified school psychologist and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents exhibiting suicidal behavior, as well as other emotional and behavioral problems, in both public and alternative school settings. Dr. Miller is senior author of the book Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School; is the author of several journal articles and book chapters; and serves on the editorial advisory boards of several professional journals. His primary research and clinical interest is suicidal behavior and related internalizing problems in children and adolescents, particularly issues in school-based suicide prevention.
Table of Contents
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
7. School-Based Suicide Postvention
Appendix A. Student Suicide Case Law in Public Schools, Richard Fossey and Perry A. Zirkel
Appendix B. Recommended Resources
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