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Teen Suicide Risk A Practitioner Guide to Screening, Assessment, and Management

by Cheryl A. King, Cynthia Ewell Foster, and Kelly M. Rogalski

Full Description:   

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. Most of the reproducible materials can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.

Winner (First Place)—American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Child Health Category

208 Pages Size: 6" x 9"

  • 1. Introduction
  • 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


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