Year: 2004 Source: Death Studies, v.28, no.9, (November 2004), p.809-827 SIEC No: 20050229

This study documents the initial reliability & validity of the Child Suicide Risk Assessment (CSRA) for children under the age of 13. The revised CSRA retained 18 of 20 original items based on item-specific psychometric data from 140 pre-adolescents in out-of-home treatment programs. The CSRA demonstrated adequate internal consistency for a multi-dimensional scale (3 factors: Worsening Depression, Lack of Support, & Death as Escape). CSRA scores correlated significantly with criterion measures of prior suicide attempts & ideations. (28 refs)