Year: 1990 Source: Oklahoma: National Resource Center for Youth Services, 1990. p.195-209 SIEC No: 19911354

This chapter is divided into 2 parts, the first of which shares the experience of an agency in dealing with the suicide of a client. It explains how the agency endured this crisis & was able to maintain a supportive, open environment necessary to help other potentially suicidal youth. The 2nd part of this chapter describes a crisis intervention model which has been found effective with youth at risk for suicide. This model provides staff with the tools with which to intervene in a crisis.