Year: 2005 Source: Thesis (M.A. ED)-University of Lethbridge, 2005. 104p. SIEC No: 20051087

This study gathers the literature on suicidal children & creates guidelines designed to assist professionals with assessing the suicidality of a child. Analysis of the literature reveals that there are varying ages of children used in the research, a lack of standardization for the definition of suicide, & resistance towards a collective research approach to understanding suicidal behaviour. The literature also identifies the important risk factors, which are incorporated into guidelines for determining the suicidality of a child. (94 refs)