Year: 1998 Source: The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couple and Families, v.6, no.3, (July 1998), p.227-230 SIEC No: 20070549

This article presents a case history in which a solution-focused approach was used with a family with a suicidal 12-year-old child. This approach offered a specific & practical way to assess suicide through scaling, exceptions, & circular questioning. The family was provided with meaningful experiences for recognizing what made the child feel safe. The entire family became a resource to monitor the child & to contribute to ongoing support. (3 refs.)