Year: 2006 Source: International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, v.8, no.4, (Fall 2006), p.255-266 SIEC No: 20100915

This article describes the extent of juvenile offender suicide & protocols for intervening with this high-risk population. Procedures for crisis intervention are recommended & the step-by-step sequential Roberts’ 7 Stage Crisis Assessment & Crisis Intervention model is delineated & discussed. The article concludes with an examination of the extent to which suicide assessment & prevention protocols are currently being implemented in juvenile justice facilities. (48 refs.) JA