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This work offers practitioners and researchers practical information on a wide range of instruments used to evaluate suicidal behaviours in children and adolescents. In this critical and comprehensive reference book, the author describes conceptual, definitional and psychometric issues important in evaluating and comparing various assessment instruments and then focuses on available instruments that can be used for screening purposes or as adjuncts in detecting, describing or estimating the risk of suicidal behaviour. Among the types of instruments reviewed are psychiatric diagnostic interviews, self-report inventories and survey screening items developed for several specific populations such as Native American youths, runaway and homeless youths and gay, lesbian and bisexual youths. The author also discusses clinical considerations in the choice of instruments and has included recommendations for future research in this area as well as a set of decision rules to help readers choose their instruments that meet their specific needs.

Measuring suicidal behavior and risk in children and adolescents - David B Goldston

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Title
Measuring suicidal behavior and risk in children and adolescents
Author
David B Goldston
format
Hardback
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20030630

This work offers practitioners and researchers practical information on a wide range of instruments used to evaluate suicidal behaviours in children and adolescents. In this critical and comprehensive reference book, the author describes conceptual, definitional and psychometric issues important in evaluating and comparing various assessment instruments and then focuses on available instruments that can be used for screening purposes or as adjuncts in detecting, describing or estimating the risk of suicidal behaviour. Among the types of instruments reviewed are psychiatric diagnostic interviews, self-report inventories and survey screening items developed for several specific populations such as Native American youths, runaway and homeless youths and gay, lesbian and bisexual youths. The author also discusses clinical considerations in the choice of instruments and has included recommendations for future research in this area as well as a set of decision rules to help readers choose their instruments that meet their specific needs.

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Type
BOOK
Edition
1st Edition
Keyword Index
Children - Suicidal behavior - Diagnosis.|Teenagers - Suicidal behavior - Diagnosis.|Children - Suicidal behavior - Psychological testing.|Teenagers - Suicidal behavior - Psychological testing.|Psychological tests for children - Evaluation.|Youth - Psychological testing - Evaluation.
Country of Publication
District of Columbia
Number of Pages
303

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