Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The elementary school guidance counselor is in a unique position to assist in the identification of young people who are at-risk or potential suicide casualties. The counselor can enhance this identification by alerting the school population (administrators, teachers, staff, and students) to the dynamics of suicide among young people (Deykin, 1984). Suicide implies a total turning away from life itself showing the inability or refusal to accept the terms of human development, both physically and emotionally (Maris, 1981 ). The elementary counselor must be aware of suicide not only from its tragic consequences but from the standpoint of positive prevention. The counselor needs to increase his/her knowledge of suicide including current statistical information, suicide myths, suicide antecedents, intervention strategies, and prevention strategies.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert L. Frank
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©1986 Gene Albert Schultz
Schultz, Gene Albert, "Child and adolescent suicide: A perspective for the elementary school guidance counselor" (1986). Graduate Research Papers. 3317.