This comprehensive resource—now revised and expanded—provides school practitioners with an evidence-based framework for preventing and effectively responding to youth suicidal behavior. David N. Miller guides readers to understand, screen, and assess for suicide risk in students in grades K–12. He presents collaborative strategies for intervening appropriately within a multi-tiered system of support. The book also shows how to develop a coordinated plan for postvention in the aftermath of a suicide, offering specific dos and donts for supporting students, parents, and school personnel. User-friendly tools include reproducible handouts; the books large-size format facilitates photocopying. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
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David N. Miller, PhD, is Professor of School Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a past president of the American Association of Suicidology. He was an invited expert reviewer for the national documents After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools and the Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention, and has served on the editorial boards of several professional journals. A frequent presenter at national, state, and regional conferences, Dr. Miller consults regularly with schools and other organizations on the topic of youth suicide prevention. Prior to his current academic position, he was a practicing school psychologist, and he has extensive experience working in schools with youth exhibiting suicidal behavior and other emotional and behavioral problems. Dr. Miller has over 100 professional publications, including over 60 journal articles and book chapters, primarily in the areas of school-based suicide prevention, youth suicidal behavior, and internalizing problems in children and adolescents.