Youth Suicide (IN: At-Risk Youth: a Comprehensive Response, by J J McWhirter, B T McWhirter, et al.)
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The authors of this chapter discuss youth suicide. Topics include: the incidence of childhood & adolescent suicide; precursors to suicide & the characteristics of suicidal children & teens; identification & assessment of suicide ideation; common miconceptions of suicide; warning signs & behaviors; & intervention strategies, including prevention, early intervention, crisis intervention, & follow-up treatment. The potential role of the counselor, teacher, school, family, & inpatient settings in effecting change is also discussed.