Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents.
Korin, Maya Rom.
p. vii, 1-397
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This toolkit is designed to assist high schools, school districts, and their partners design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health among their students. An introduction explains four reasons why schools should address suicide and how schools can help prevent suicide. Following the introduction, Chapter 1 discusses identifying school staff and community partners who can help, generating support for suicide prevention in the school system and communities, and prioritizing and selecting programs and activities that are right for a specific school. Following chapters describe the steps necessary to implement the components of a comprehensive school-based suicide prevention program. The chapters address: developing protocols for helping students at risk of suicide, communicating to students and families after a suicide, staff education and training, parent/guardian education and outreach, student programs for suicide prevention, and screening for suicide risk. Chapters include forms, worksheets, factsheets, and guidelines. A resource section provides an annotated directory of suicide prevention resources.
child health; socioeconomic influences; poverty; family structure; risk factors; resilience; suicide; sexuality; substance abuse; community violence; eating disorders; confidentiality; foster children; mental health services; CHILD HEALTH SERVICES