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Quiz 1_Course 5P-A



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INTRODUCTION: Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents are generally required to provide consent before school officials disclose personally identifiable information from students’ education records. However, there are exceptions to FERPA’s general consent rule, if school officials believe that disclosure of information about a student without consent is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals.
True False
Which statement about 'School Connectedness' is NOT true? .
It creats trusting and caring relationships that promote open communication among administrators, teachers, staff, students, and families.
It provides students with the academic, emotional, and social skills necessary to be actively engaged in school.
It can be an effective substitute for suicide prevention strategies.
It is a powerful strategy when combined with suiicide prevention activities, to reduce negative behavior including suicidal behavior.
Components to PREVENT suicide in schools include:
training for all staff on recognizing students who may be at risk of suicide
protocols for helping students who may be suicidal as well as those who have attempted suicide
protocols for responding after the suicide death of a student or other member of the school community
all of the above
only the first and second activities
GETTING STARTED: Every school should have which two protocols in place, regardless of additional plans for suicide prevention activities?
Protocols for educating parents about suicide risk, and protocols for involving students in suicide prevention.
Protocols for helping students at possible risk of suicide, and protocols to respond to a suicide death (and thus preventing additional suicides)
Strategies for starting a Suicide Prevention Program in a school: First, develop procedures for the two most urgent situations - i.e., responding to a student who is at risk of suicide, and responding to an actual student suicide in order to prevent additional suicides.
True False
It is essential to implement protocols to IDENTIFY students at risk of suicide, before implementing strategies to RESPOND to students at risk of suicide.
True False
GETTING STARTED (p. 23) - TOOL 1A. FACTS for SCHOOLS: Schools have been sued for negligence for which of these reasons:
Failure to get assistance for a student at risk of suicide
Failure to notify parents if their child appears to be suicidal
Failure to adequately supervise a student at risk of suicide.
all of the above
only the first and third reasons
In TOOL 1B - When completing the CHART of STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES in the development of the Suicide Prevention Plan, the participant list should be limited to administrators and health care professionals.
True False
In TOOL 1C, Chart of COMMUNITY PARTNERS, which community members are not found on the list of participants to be included?
Juvenile justice, substance abuse, and community mental health professionals
EMTs, fire and rescue personnel, YMCA staff
Coroner, clergy, and representatives of the media, local cultural and ethnic groups, and tribes.
PTA and school district finance officers
Hospital emergency department representatives
In the TOOL 1D, about RISK, PROTECTIVE and WARNING FACTORS: The presence of multiple behavioral health disorders (especially the combination of mood and disruptive behavior problems or substance use) increases RISK for suicide.
True False
Which of the RISK FACTORS below are NOT listed as a risk for suicide?
Negative social and emotional environment at school, including negative attitudes, beliefs, feelings, and interactions
Exposure to stigma and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, disability or physical characteristics.
Exposure to other suicides, leading to suicide contagion.
Differences between the culture of one’s family and the majority culture, which can lead to family conflict and rejection.
Being adopted.
PROTECTIVE FACTORS: Actions by school staff to enhance “resilience” despite risk factors are essential elements of a school's Suicide Prevention Plan
True False
The list of WARNING SIGNS of risk for suicide includes which behaviors below?
Expressions of feeling trapped—like there’s no way out
Increased alcohol or drug use
Withdrawal from friends, family, or society
rage, anger, or seeking revenge
all of the above
TOOL 1F, SUICIDE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Researchers have concluded that “the use of alcohol or other drugs might contribute substantially to suicides overall.” Which is not listed as a reason for this conclusion?
Alcohol and drugs promote suicide by diminishing critical thinking skills and inhibitions.
Reduction of inhibition may contribute to the lethality of the chosen means of suicide.
Young people who die by suicide are more likely to have used alcohol or drugs prior to the suicide, than are those who attempted suicide but did not die.
Members of the alcohol and drug culture are more willing to assist others in suicide attempts.
Almost 96 percent of drug-related suicide attempts by adolescents ages 12–17 involve prescription drugs.
In TOOL 1G: Suicide and BULLYING. Which statement below is not true?
Many children who are bullied have personal characteristics that increase their risk of both suicide and victimization.
Anxiety, depression, and other problems associated with bullying are also associated with suicidal behavior.
Bullying is a risk factor for bullying victims but not for bullying perpetrators.
Suicide Prevention Plans could reduce both bullying and suicide when they include attention to school environment, family outreach, and services to both bullying victims and perpetrators.
In TOOL 1H: CULTURE profoundly influences how people think about suicide, death, and mental illness; how they display emotions or distress; and how they ask for or accept help.
True False
TOOL 1i, the CHECKLIST of Suicide Prevention Activities for Schools indicates that schools ______
should have all of the resources to provide mental health services to their students 'in house' without assistance from outside providers.
should have established agreements with outside providers to provide effective and timely mental health services to their students.


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