Synopses & Reviews
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 Overview2. Youth Suicidal Behavior and the Schools3. A Public Health Approach to Youth Suicide Prevention4. Universal School-Based Suicide Prevention Programs for All Students5. Identifying At-Risk and High-Risk Students and Linking Assessment to Intervention6. Selected and Tertiary Interventions for At-Risk and High-Risk Students7. School-Based Suicide PostventionEpilogueAppendix A. Student Suicide Case Law in Public Schools, Richard Fossey
and Perry A. Zirkel
Appendix B. Recommended Resources