Year: 1993 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.23, no.3, (Fall 1993), p.230-244 SIEC No: 19930659

Because juvenile delinquents rarely communicate their wishes for suicide or homicide appropriately to busy caretakers, some means to identify those juveniles at greatest risk of acting out was sought. The results included sexual abuse as a risk factor and the presence of a mother or grandmother as a protective factor, and led to recommending education of caretakers and forming a screeninig test.