Year: 1992 Source: New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. p.69-83 SIEC No: 19940109

Chapter begins with epidemiology, i.e. suicide is 7th leading cause of death in 5- to 14-year-olds. It also notes some sex differences. It examines self-destructive methods used by children, risk factors for suicide, assessment of suicide potential, & treatment of suicidal children. The coordinated expertise of several professional disciplines is necessary to keep children safe and for optimal treatment planning. Guidelines for Practice are provided. (37 refs.)