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Author Poland, Scott.

Title Suicide intervention in the schools / Scott Poland
Published New York : Guilford Press, [1989]


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 MELB  371.46 Pol/Sii  AVAILABLE
Description x, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Series Guilford school practitioner series
Guilford school practitioner series.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Suicide intervention in the schools / Scott Poland. -- -- -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- -- 1. Introduction. 2. INCIDENCE. Reported Cases and Estimates of Unreported Cases. What Type of Student Commits Suicide? Summary. 3. A CASE STUDY. School Days 1 through 6. Postscript. 4. FORCES AND FACTORS IN TEEN SUICIDE. Family Factors. Precipitating Events. Depression. Substance Abuse. Dungeons and Dragons. Runaways and Suicide. Youths' Concepts of Death. Temporal Variables. The Imaginary Audience. Manipulation and Attention-Getting Behavior. Differences Between Adolescents and Adults Who Attempt Suicide. Poetry, Essays, and Other Written Work. Parents as Models. Suicide Methods. The Influence of Music. The Influence of Motion Pictures and Television. Summary. 5. THE SCHOOL'S ROLE IN PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION. A Successful Intervention. Overview of the School's Role. Gaining Administrative Support. A Model of Suicide Intervention. Getting the Program Underway. Developing the In-Service Training Session for School Personnel. Assessment. No-Suicide Contracts. Suicide Attempts at School. Care for the Caregiver. Confidentiality. Parent Noti-fication. Referral to Community Services. Discipline and the Suicidal Student. Rural Schools. Special Education Model. Involvement of Parent Organizations and Community Outreach. The School Library. Status of School Prevention Programs. Summary. 6. LIABILITY AND LEGAL ISSUES. When are the Schools Liable?: An Examination of Various Cases. How Can School Personnel Protect Themselves? Summary and Recommendations. 7. LEGISLATION. Efforts at the National Level. Efforts in Individual States. Summary and Conclusions. 8. THE SCHOOL AND POSTVENTION. Case Study 1. Case Study 2. Postvention Procedures. Frequently Asked Questions about Postvention. Suicide at School. Children as Survivors at Schools. School Helplines or Hotlines. Contagion. 9. DEALING WITH THE MEDIA. Guidelines. Discussion. 10. CURRICULUM. Curriculum Development: An Example. Mental Health Information. Do Curriculum Presentations Plant the Idea of Suicide? The Situational Nature of Suicide. When Should Curriculum Presenta-tions Begin? Qualities of the Teacher. Parental Permission. Audience Size. Examples of Curriculum Approaches. Presentations in One Class Period. Role Plays. Information for Faculty. Information for Parents. Use of Films. When Survivors Participate in Presentations. Summary. 11. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. 12. RESOURCES. The American Association of Suicidology. Other National Information Sources. Publishers of Books on Suicide. School Program Guides. Journals. Books on the School's Role in Suicide Prevention. Curriculum Guides. Film and Media Resources. 13. CONCLUSIONS. -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Suicide United States Prevention, Students Suicidal behavior United States, Educational counseling United States, Crisis intervention (Mental health services)School Health Services, Students psychology, Suicide in adolescence, Suicide prevention & control
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
Subject Crisis intervention (Mental health services)
Educational counseling -- United States.
Students -- Suicidal behavior -- United States.
Students -- Psychology.
Suicide -- United States -- Prevention.
Crisis Intervention.
Crisis intervention (Mental health services)
Students -- psychology.
School Health Services.
Suicide -- prevention & control.
LC no. 88036988
ISBN 0898622328 (paperback)