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Suicide, Self-Injury, and Violence in the Schools: Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention Strategies

The frequency of suicide, students' self-injury, and violence in school settings requires preventative and response policies and procedures for the safety and protection of faculty and students. Suicide, Self-Injury, and Violence in the Schools: Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention Strategies provides first responders—specifically, school counselors, psychologists, social workers, teachers, and administrators—with information on assessing risk. In addition, guidelines are included on how to respond to these crises in a practical and proactive manner that minimizes risk and/or impact on the school community.


The authors present: critical information on suicide and suicidal behaviors specific to children and adolescents, pertinent issues related to non-suicidal self-injury behaviors, guidance on conducting effective face-to-face clinical interviews with violent and potentially violent students and their families, important prevention and screening topics for middle and high school counselors, and a discussion on psychological first aid in response to school violence survivors and their parents.
Illustrated with mini-case vignettes, as well as checklists for school personnel to use, this reference supports school professionals in devising prevention, intervention, and post-crisis strategies.