Adolescent Suicide: An Integrated Approach to the Assessment of Risk and Protective Factors

Adolescent Suicide: An Integrated Approach to the Assessment of Risk and Protective Factors

by Peter M. Gutierrez, Augustine Osman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0875806163

ISBN-13: 9780875806167

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

Suicide and suicide attempts among adolescents are significant public health problems. Consequently, identifying at-risk youth in time to provide intervention not only helps to prevent suicides and suicide-related injuries but improves young persons’ overall quality of life and increases the chances for healthy and productive lives. Believing that adolescent

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Overview

Suicide and suicide attempts among adolescents are significant public health problems. Consequently, identifying at-risk youth in time to provide intervention not only helps to prevent suicides and suicide-related injuries but improves young persons’ overall quality of life and increases the chances for healthy and productive lives. Believing that adolescent suicide can be prevented, Gutierrez and Osman have developed a set of tools for assessing suicide risk, designed especially for adolescents. In contrast to the most common assessments that focus solely on risk factors, these tools measure both risk and protective factors in order to predict more accurately the probability of suicide and suicide-related behaviors. This guide is designed to enable nonspecialists as well as professional clinicians, researchers, school psychologists, and other school-based professionals to select appropriate assessment tools and to evaluate the results.

Recognized experts in suicidology, both Gutierrez and Osman have published numerous specialized articles. This book synthesizes their work in a manner accessible to all practitioners responsible for identifying and working with at-risk adolescents. Included is an appendix of five assessment tools that can easily be photocopied for repeated use.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875806167
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
1,010,449
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Part I -Theoretical and Empirical Issues Related to Adolescent Suicide
1. Introduction to the Assessment of Risk and Protective Factors
2. Empirically Supported Risk Factors
3. Empirically Supported Protective Factors
4. Guidelines for the Development and Validation of Suicide-Related Behavior Instruments: Psychometric Considerations
Part II - Empirically Based Self-Report Instruments
5. The Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire and the Self-Harm Behavior Questionnaire
6. The Reasons for Living Inventory for Adolescents and the Suicide Resilience Inventory-25
7. Simultaneous Assessment of Risk and Protective Factors: The Positive and Negative Suicide Ideation Inventory and the Multi-Attitude Suicide Tendency Scale
Part III - Guides to the Assessment of Suicide
8. Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation Questionnaires
9. Assessment of High Schools and Other Nonclinical Settings
10. Assessment of Minority Youth
11. The Importance of Predictive Validity
Appendix
•Positive and Negative Suicide Ideation (PANSI) Inventory
•Reasons for Living Inventory for Adolescents (RFL-A)
•Self-Harm Behavior Questionnaire (SHBQ)
•SHBQ Score Sheet
•Suicidal Behaviors Questionnaire (SBQ-R)
•Suicide Resilience Inventory-25 (SRI-25)
References
Index

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