Year: 1987 Source: King George, Virginia: American Foster Care Resources, Inc., 1987. 118p. SIEC No: 19910936

This book describes how to detect suicidal intention through adolescent poetry. First, the authors provide statistical data from around the world. Then, they detail the research findings of their comparison of the poetry of suicidal & non-sucidal youth. From this, an approach to prevention is developed & applied to high school classes. Theoretical information on the psychological, creative, & social elements on adolescence, & two case histories are presented. (VM)