Meeting a vital need, this book helps clinicians rapidly identify risks for suicidal behavior and manage an at-risk teen's ongoing care. It provides clear guidelines for conducting suicide risk screenings and comprehensive risk assessments and implementing immediate safety-focused interventions, as well as longer-term treatment plans. Designed for day-to-day use in private practice, schools, or other settings, the volume is grounded in a strong evidence base. It features quick-reference clinical pointers, sample dialogues with teens and parents, and reproducible assessment and documentation tools. Purchasers get access to a companion Web page featuring most of the reproducible materials, ready to download and print in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Cheryl A. King, PhD, ABPP, is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Michigan, where she serves as Director of the Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program and the Institute for Human Adjustment. She is board certified as a clinical child and adolescent psychologist. Dr. King is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Past President of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the American Association of Suicidology. A longtime clinical educator and public policy advocate, Dr. King has published widely on topics related to youth suicide prevention, including research that has informed best practices in suicide risk recognition, assessment, and intervention.
Cynthia Ewell Foster, PhD, is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan and Director of the University Center for the Child and the Family. Dr. Ewell Foster has significant training and experience in providing evidence-based interventions for youth struggling with depression and suicide risk. She serves as a clinical educator for new mental health professionals in psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Her research interests involve community and school-based interventions for youth at risk for depression and suicide. She is currently the Evaluation Consultant to the State of Michigan's Garrett Lee Smith youth suicide prevention grant.
Kelly M. Rogalski, MD, is a pediatric psychiatrist and Medical Director of Outpatient Pediatric Psychiatry at Henry Ford Health System in Southeastern Michigan. Dr. Rogalski serves as both a leader and clinician at Henry Ford Health System, and has interests in quality improvement work in behavioral health. She also serves as Voluntary Faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, where she is involved in teaching medical students, residents, and nurse practitioner students.
Table of Contents
2. A Look at Overall Risk and Protective Factors
3. Screening: How We Recognize Elevated Risk
4. Suicide Risk Assessment and Risk Formulation
5. Intervention Planning and Care Management
6. Partnering with Parents and Schools
7. Legal Issues
Appendix A. Risk Factor Checklist for Teen Suicidal Behavior and Suicide
Appendix B. Tracking Form for School-Based Screening
Appendix C. Suicide Prevention Resources for Schools (Guidelines and Education/Awareness Programs)
Appendix D. Questions to Ask about Current Suicidal Thoughts
Appendix E. Teen Suicide Risk Assessment Worksheet
Appendix F. Documentation of Teen Suicide Risk Assessment
Appendix G. SAFE-T Card
Appendix H. Safety Plan Form
Appendix I. Suicide Warning Signs for Parents
Appendix J. Tips for Communicating with Teens
Appendix K. Useful Websites
Appendix L. Evidence-Based Youth Suicide Interventions
Appendix M. Sample Letter to Formally Request School Services