This book highlights the current epidemiology of suicide among children and adolescents, as well as identifying important risk factors and evidence-based treatment options. To accomplish this, this book is organized into two major sections: (1) contributing factors to the emergence of child and adolescent suicide, and (2) evidence-based treatment of child and adolescent suicide.
Across studies, researchers discuss risk factors of anxiety, sleep problems, child sexual abuse, and violence perpetration, and conclude with treatment considerations including the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) and safety planning. From this body of work, it is clear that there is an urgent need to better understand and effectively treat child and adolescent suicide. The book will be a great resource for academics, researchers, and advanced students of Psychology, Psychiatry, Medicine, Sociology, Social Work and Youth Studies.
The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Children's Health Care.
1. Child and adolescent suicide: contributing risk factors and new evidence-based interventions
Katrina A. Rufino and Michelle A. Patriquin
2. The role of anxiety for youth experiencing suicide-related behaviors
Darby Covert and Maria G Fraire
3. Sleep patterns and anxiety in children interact to predict later suicidal ideation
Priel Meir, Candice A. Alfano, Simon Lau, Ryan M. Hill, and Cara A. Palmer
4. An examination of the interactive effects of different types of childhood abuse and perceived social support on suicidal ideation
Laura C. Wilson, Amie R. Newins, and Nathan A. Kimbrel
5. Violent victimization and perpetration as distinct risk factors for adolescent suicide attempts
Evan E. Rooney, Ryan M. Hill, Benjamin Oosterhoff, and Julie B. Kaplow
6. Establishing a research agenda for child and adolescent safety planning
Christopher W. Drapeau
7. The potential use of CAMS for suicidal youth: building on epidemiology and clinical interventions
David A. Jobes, Genesis A. Vergara, Elizabeth C. Lanzillo, and Abby Ridge-Anderson