1st Edition

Suicide in Children and Adolescents New Interventions and Risk Factors

Edited By Michelle A. Patriquin, Katrina A. Rufino Copyright 2022
    138 Pages
    by Routledge

    138 Pages
    by Routledge

    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


    Michelle A. Patriquin, PhD, ABPP, is Director of Research at The Menninger Clinic and is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. She is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in clinical child and adolescent psychology.

    Katrina A. Rufino, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston–Downtown in the Department of Social Sciences. She is also a senior data scientist and the principal investigator for suicide-related projects at the Menninger Clinic.