Year: 2002 Source: International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, v.4, no.3, (Summer 2002), p.181-199 SIEC No: 20040102

This article presents & describes the Juvenile Suicide Assessment (JSA), a suicide risk assessment instrument that can be used by mental health professionals who work with youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The rationale & clinical significance of each of the suicide risk & protective factors comprising the JSA are discussed. The authors review important considerations for assessing suicide risk among incarcerated juveniles & identify how the JSA may have clinical utility for accomplishing this task. (37 refs)