Year: 1995 Source: Journal of Adolescence, v.18, no.5, (October 1995), p.557-568 SIEC No: 19970825

An intervention package for suicidal youth & their families is described. Features of the package are that it is short-term (only 5 sessions), focused, intensive, & home-based. The first of the 5 sessions focuses on a psychosocial assessment. Session 2 explores each family member’s understanding & perception of the suicidal episode. The third session examines dysfunction in family communications. The last 2 sessions explore & develop the family’s problem-solving skills & ideas of adolesence.