Year: 1990 Source: Oklahoma: National Resource Center for Youth Services, 1990. p.87-105 SIEC No: 19911349

This chapter introduces the practitioner to legal concepts needed when dealing with suicidal teens. The author discusses the counselor’s obligations vis-a-vis a suicidal minor client & makes some recommendations. He then provides information concerning the treatment of minors without parental consent. It is strongly recommended that an attorney be identified to respond to issues raised here & that a protocol to respond to issues of consent & confidentiality be established prior to a crisis.