Child and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior School-Based Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2021-07-05
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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This comprehensive resource--now revised and expanded--provides school practitioners with an evidence-based framework for preventing and effectively responding to youth suicidal behavior. David N. Miller guides readers to understand, screen, and assess for suicide risk in students in grades K–12. He presents collaborative strategies for intervening appropriately within a multi-tiered system of support. The book also shows how to develop a coordinated plan for postvention in the aftermath of a suicide, offering specific dos and don'ts for supporting students, parents, and school personnel. User-friendly tools include reproducible handouts; the book's large-size format facilitates photocopying. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

New to This Edition
*Chapter on the roles and responsibilities of the school-based suicide prevention team.
*Significantly revised coverage of screening and suicide risk assessment.
*Situates prevention and intervention within a schoolwide multi-tiered system of support.
*Updated throughout with current data, practical recommendations, and resources.

Author Biography

David N. Miller, PhD, is Professor of School Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a past president of the American Association of Suicidology. He was an invited expert reviewer for the national documents After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools and the Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention and has served on the editorial boards of several professional journals. A frequent presenter at national, state, and regional conferences, Dr. Miller consults regularly with schools and other organizations on the topic of youth suicide prevention. Prior to his current academic position, he was a practicing school psychologist and has extensive experience working in schools with youth exhibiting suicidal behavior and other emotional and behavioral problems. Dr. Miller has over 100 professional publications, including over 60 journal articles and book chapters, primarily in the areas of school-based suicide prevention, youth suicidal behavior, and internalizing problems in children and adolescents.

Table of Contents

1. Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents: An Introduction and Overview
2. Youth Suicidal Behavior and the Schools
3. Teamwork, Roles and Responsibilities, and Self-Care in Schools
4. Public Health Approaches to Youth Suicide Prevention
5. Tier 1 School-Based Suicide Prevention Programs for All Students
6. Identifying Tier 2 and Tier 3 Students and Linking Assessment to Intervention
7. Tier 2 and Tier 3 Interventions for At-Risk and High-Risk Students
8. School-Based Suicide Postvention
Appendix. Online Resources

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