This study was undertaken to explore the level of high school counsellors’ knowledge about adolescent suicide, whether they know the appropriate steps to take if they suspect a student to be suicidal, whether their schools have crisis intervention teams, whether they know the appropriate responses a school should make if a student commits suicide, whether […]
This booklet is for young people. It suggests ways they can find help if they have a problem or have a friend who may be feeling down or in trouble.
This document summarizes the aims, scope, methodology & conclusions of a study examining the role of high school health teachers in identifying & assisting suicidal adolescents.
The authors summarize their findings regarding the “taboo quality” of the word suicide among Florida adolescents.
Family Partnerships (IN: Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide, developed by the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute)
For the complete Guide, please see SIEC #2004-1202.
This book is written for professionals who are in the position to guide reactions to a death occurring within a school community. It provides a step-by-step action plan & techniques for coping with posttraumatic stress disorder, facilitating healthy grief responses, & leading loss & grief groups. Special features such as case studies, sample forms, announcements […]
This book was written to provide guidelines for faculty & staff in middle & high schools who have been trained in appropriate use of the materials. The guidelines are divided into eight chapters: 1) a description of national trends in adolescent suicide & causes; 2) an explanation of the components of an individual school or […]
This book includes the following chapters: 1) a brief overview; 2) youth suicide: facts, statistics, & implications; 3) understanding the psychology of student suicide; 4) legal issues concerning suicide in an educational setting (as pertains to the USA); 5) psychologically appropriate responses to student suicide; 6) a psychologically & legally sound suicide program; 7) a […]
A survey was completed by a random sample of 186 American high school counsellors. Most counsellors believed that it was their role to recognize students at risk of suicide & that if they did, it would reduce student suicides. However, only 1 in 3 believed they could recognize a student at risk. Demographic characteristics of […]
This guide outlines the responsibilities of various parties within a school & sets out what is regarded to be “best practice” in the recognition, assessment, intervention with, & management of young people who may be at risk of suicide. It is recommended that a review or evaluation of policies & staff competence be built into […]
The Prevention, Recognition and Management of Young People at Risk of Suicide: Development of Guidelines for Schools
This report was commissioned to summarize the research literature & current “best practice” to assist schools in the development of guidelines on the prevention, recognition & management of young people at risk of suicide. It is designed to supplement the information provided in “Young People at Risk of Suicide: a Guide for Schools” (see SIEC […]
This CD-ROM has 3 main functions: 1) a tutorial for school caregivers. Each module begins with learning objectives, guides the user through the appropriate material & concludes with a few short questions on the material; 2) a model suicide prevention program which provides information on how to prepare & how to respond to suicide crises; […]
This article addresses important considerations for counsellors, teachers & school personnel interested in helping children grieve by honouring & integrating the grief process into a school. 3 areas vital to affecting an entire school climate are emphasized: being knowledge about the grief process, being open to the grief process & integrating the grief process into […]
This article will explain the statistical profile of suicidal gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth; discuss the suicidal risk factors for this population; and propose preventive and responsive interventions for school counsellors. (31 refs.)
In the winter of 1985, a small rural community experienced the suicide of a 16-year-old honours student. This article details the chronology of events & the community’s responses to this tragedy. The authors evaluate the responses & attempt to project the future consequences of what they perceived to be problems in the school & community.
Adolescent suicide is discussed under 5 main sections: understanding the behavior, detection, risk factors, intervention & prevention. Common myths are listed. Detection clues such as verbal, behavioral, situational & syndromatic signs are elaborated upon. The authors explain suicide risk factors like gender, sexual orientation, race & giftedness. Intervention advice for suicidal adolescents is provided, as […]
Factors in suicidal behaviours among gifted adolescents were studied. From a total student population of 40,805, there were 42 reports of suicide-related occurrences, 8 of these by students identified as gifted. There were no cases of completed suicide. Five of the 8 were reported as gifted underachievers, 2 were in advanced placement classes & 2 […]
Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training for School Personnel: Program Design and Implementation Issues. Annotated Bibliography
The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to facilitate the design of a suicide prevention & intervention training program for school personnel that reflects current research & evaluation in this area. Information is provided about materials that were published after 1985 & that target adult learners. A summary of each reference provides a rating of […]
The purpose of this article is to describe various counselling applications of puppetry with children including assessment, therapy, behaviour modification & group therapy. Practical factors affecting the selection of puppets are considered, e.g. choosing puppets which fit both children’s & adult’s hands. The basic skills of puppet use are also reviewed. (25 refs.)