Year: 1985 Source: Journal of Counseling & Development, v.63, no.5, (January 1985), p.311-312 SIEC No: 19860795

Discusses a program for death education (DE) that is founded on the belief that children’s mistaken conceptualizations about death can be a contributing cause of childhood suicide. It is suggested that DE is one way to prevent accidental suicide in children. The use of puppets for the introduction of DE is a useful & suggested strategy. Children with a clearer understanding of death may be expected to view suicide as less attractive during times of depression or agitation. 24 REFS. (NBB)