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Author Erbacher, Terri A.

Title Suicide in schools : a practitioner's guide to multi-level prevention, assessment, intervention, and postvention / Terri A. Erbacher, Jonathan B. Singer, and Scott Poland
Published New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 248 pages .)
Series School-based practice in action series
School-based practice in action series.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Overview and Introduction -- Are You Prepared? -- Purpose of This Book -- Overview: Key Goals of This Text -- The Role of the School in Suicide Prevention -- Key Terms -- Historical Perspectives of Suicide in Schools -- Scope of the Problem -- Risk Factors and Warning Signs -- Protective Factors -- Recommendations for Schools -- Reducing Shame and Stigma -- 2. Training Gatekeepers -- Case Study: Suffering in Silence -- It Takes a Village -- A Systems Perspective -- What Is a Gatekeeper? -- What Is Gatekeeper Training? -- Identifying Students at Risk -- Social Media Gatekeepers -- Efficacy of Gatekeeper Programs -- Referral Procedures -- Conclusion -- 3. School Crisis Response Planning -- A Planned Response -- What Is a Crisis? -- Crisis Plans -- Crisis Teams -- Levels of Intervention -- Prepare: National Incident Management System's Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS) -- Conclusion -- 4. School Liability and Implications for Best Practice
Note continued: Assessing for Suicidal Ideation, Intent, Plan, and Means -- Assessing the Social Environment -- Conclusion -- 7. Intervening With a Potentially Suicidal Student -- From Assessment to Intervention -- Safety Plans -- Engaging Parents -- Documenting a Suicide Risk Assessment -- Connecting the Dots During A Suicidal Crisis -- What to Do When a Student Returns From the Hospital -- Psychotherapy Interventions -- 8. The Aftermath: Immediate Suicide Postvention Step-by-Step -- Case Study: There Is a Loaded Gun -- Preparing for Postvention -- Advanced Preparation: Before a Crisis -- Intervening Immediately Following a Suicide -- The First 24 Hours: A Step-by-Step Approach -- The Three Tiers of Crisis Postvention -- Tier 1 Universal Interventions -- Tier 2 Selective Interventions -- Conclusion -- 9. The Bereaved Student, School, and Community -- Case Study: Enduring the Pain -- The Days Following: After the First 24 Hours -- Weeks 2-4
Note continued: Legal Terms and Key Legal Issues for Schools -- Review of Legal Cases and Implications for Schools -- Professional Ethical Standards for Key School Personnel -- Notifying Parents -- Providing Appropriate Postvention Response -- Bullying and Suicide: Legal Issues -- Conclusion -- 5. Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Programs -- Defining Suicide Prevention -- Setting the Stage for Implementing School-Based Suicide Prevention -- Universal Prevention -- Selective Prevention -- Indicated Prevention -- Case Study: Development and Implementation of Statewide Suicide Prevention in Kentucky -- Conclusion -- 6. Guidelines for Suicide Risk Assessment -- What Is a Suicide Risk Assessment? -- Suicide Screen Versus Risk Monitoring Versus Assessment -- Typology of Suicidal Youth -- Levels of Risk -- The Assessment of Elementary, Middle, and High School Students -- Components of a Suicide Risk Assessment -- Establishing Rapport
Note continued: Tier 3 Indicated Interventions in the Following Months -- A Year In: Anniversaries of the Death -- Cultural Considerations: A Final Note -- Conclusion: Evaluating Postvention Activities -- 10. Caring for the Caregiver: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Vicarious Traumatization -- Case Study: Who Will Die Today? -- Case Analysis: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Vicarious Traumatization -- Symptoms -- Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout -- Preventing Burnout by Looking Ahead -- Conclusion -- 11.Comprehensive Case Study -- Referral and Risk Screening -- Risk Assessment -- Hospitalization -- Re-entry Into the School Environment -- Obtaining Baseline Information and Data -- Monitoring Suicide Risk Over Time -- Conclusion -- 12. Suicide in Schools: Resources
Summary Suicide in Schools provides school-based professionals with practical, easy-to-use guidance on developing and implementing effective suicide prevention, assessment, intervention and postvention strategies. Utilizing a multi-level systems approach, this book includes step-by-step guidelines for developing crisis teams and prevention programs, assessing and intervening with suicidal youth, and working with families and community organizations during and after a suicidal crisis. The authors include detailed case examples, innovative approaches for professional practice, usable handouts, and internet resources on the best practice approaches to effectively work with youth who are experiencing a suicidal crisis as well as those students, families, school staff, and community members who have suffered the loss of a loved one to suicide. Readers will come away from this book with clear, step-by-step guidelines on how to work proactively with school personnel and community professionals, think about suicide prevention from a three-tiered systems approach, how to identify those who might be at risk, and how to support survivors after a traumatic event--all in a practical, user-friendly format geared especially for the needs of school-based professionals
Notes Electronic resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Suicide -- prevention & control.
School Health Services.
Students -- psychology.
Suicide -- psychology.
Educational counseling -- United States.
Students -- Suicidal behavior -- United States -- Case studies
Students -- Suicidal behavior -- United States
Suicide -- United States -- Prevention -- Case studies
Suicide -- United States -- Prevention.
Youth -- Suicidal behavior -- United States -- Case studies
Youth -- Suicidal behavior -- United States.
Educational counseling.
Students -- Suicidal behavior.
Suicide -- Prevention.
Youth -- Suicidal behavior.
United States.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Poland, Scott.
Singer, Jonathan B.
ISBN 0203702972