Adolescent Depression and Suicide: A Comprehensive Empirical Intervention for Prevention and Treatment. .
WODARSKI, John S., WODARSKI, Lois A., & DULMUS, Catherine N.
Adolescent Depression and Suicide: A Comprehensive Empirical
Intervention for Prevention and Treatment. Springfield, IL: Charles C
Thomas, Publisher, 2003. 186pp. $29.95 (spiral-paperback).
This text addresses the very serious issue that too many of our
adolescents must face, that of depression and suicide. The Surgeon
General's Report indicates that ten percent of our youth are, at
any one point in time in America, suffering from a mental illness. If
not treated, they can go on to have a series of problems such as
delinquency and truancy, and may end up in prison. This book presents an
empirically based interventive approach to helping adolescents and
families deal with adolescent depression and suicide. In a unique
approach, the text combines theory, intervention, and empirically based
techniques for practitioners working with the adolescent and his or her
family. It will be of interest to those in social work, sociology,
psychology and child and family development. Chapters include: the
epidemic of child and adolescent depression and suicide; assessment of
depression, substance abuse, and suicidal behavior in children and
adolescents; interventions for prevention and treatment; coping with ad
olescent depression and suicide curriculum; and family intervention.