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1)
CHAPTER 2, pg. 57. INTRODUCTION TO Study Guide 2: BEFORE a school implements activities to identify students at risk of suicide, it must be prepared to .....
 
Help students at risk for suicide to preserve their safety and access behavioral health services.
Respond to the infrequent event in which a student tries to take his or her own life in the school or on the campus.
Plan for the return of students after an absence related to suicide risk (including a suicide attempt or a hospitalization for treatment of a related mental health or SUD issue).
all of the above
None of the above; learning to identify students at risk must come first.
 
2)
Notifying Parents/Guardians: When a student has been identified as being at risk of suicide, which answer below is correct with respect to parents or guardians?
 
Parents or guardians should be notified by the school and must be involved in consequent actions.
Schools should notify parents or guardians only if the student gives permission.
If the school suspects the student’s risk status is the result of abuse or neglect, school staff must notify the appropriate authorities.
all of the above
only the first and third answers are correct
 
3)
In the OVERVIEW OF STEPS TO DEVELOP PROTOCOLS for STUDENTS AT RISK OF SUICIDE, page 60: One of the seven STEPS states that each school should have, as part of their 'in-house' staff, all of the behavioral health professionals who may be needed to provide treatment to youths at risk of suicide.
 
True False
 
4)
One of the STEPS in the OVERVIEW section mentions the 'Suicide Risk Assessment.' This assessment _______
 
is defined as the process of determining an individual’s level of risk, i.e., low, medium, or high.
may be done by any school employee who has been trained to assess risk using a scientifically validated process, including teachers. tudent may be at risk of suicide.
both of the above
 
5)
Still in the Overview, re MAINTAINING CONFIDENTIALITY: In compliance with the Federal FERPA law pertaining to confidentiality, which below would NOT be appropriate?
 
If a student wants to talk about his or her suicide attempt with other students in class, responsible staff should discuss with the student what he or she would like to disclose and the possible risks of doing so.
Staff should be provided with the information necessary to work with the student and preserve the young person’s safety.
Staff need the clinical details about the student and his or her history of suicidal behavior in order to be effective.
Discussion among staff should be restricted to the student’s treatment and support needs.
 
6)
In Step 6 of the Overview, we learn that following a suicide attempt, school REENTRY PLANS are impractical because they don't have the flexibility that is required in such situations.
 
True False
 
7)
Tool 2.A: Questions for Potential Mental Health Providers: Which important question was NOT included on the list of questions to ask potential behavioral health providers for the High School Suicide Prevention program?
 
What are your major clinical skills and interests, and do you have expertise in assessing and treating adolescents who are at risk of suicide?
What experience do you have in providing services to LGBT youth and to the ethnic groups that make up our school’s student body?
What are your procedures for ensuring student confidentiality?
Do you have expertise in assessment and treatment of adolescents with a dual diagnosis of mental health and SUD?
What process do you follow in the event of a suicide crisis?
 
8)
TOOLS 2B.1 through 2B.6. regarding the Protocol for Helping a Student at Risk of Suicide: The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) 'SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL' is designed to allow a complete assessment of the at-risk student without obtaining additional information from other sources.
 
True False
 
9)
The LAUSD Suicide Assessment Protocol directs the assessor to ask the student if he or she has had recent, dramatic changes in mood and/or appearance.
 
True False
 
10)
In the LAUSD 'Suicide Risk Assessment Tool': Which item below is not listed as a Warning Sign of a HIGH RISK for suicide?
 
Is currently abusing alcohol/substances and/or has access to firearms or other lethal means
Has current thoughts of suicide including a plan with specifics - indicating when, where and how
Has a history of a previous suicide attempt or hospitalization, and/or is currently feeling hopeless
Has a history of self-injurious behavior and/or is unsure about a suicide intent
Is giving away treasured possessions, and/or writing good-bye messages in text or on social networking sites
 
11)
Guidelines for NOTIFYING PARENTS: Sensitivity toward the family’s culture includes knowledges about cultural attitudes towards suicide, mental health, privacy, and help-seeking.
 
True False
 
12)
Reaching out and supporting a child's parents in a suicidal crisis
 
is an option that may be considered when an adolescent appears to be at risk of suicide.
is critical because informed parents are probably the most valuable prevention resource available to the suicidal adolescent.
 
13)
To help engage the adolescent's parents,
 
first inform them of the results of your clinical assessment.
first state what you have noticed in their child’s behavior and ask how that fits with what they have observed.
 
14)
A prior attempt is the strongest predictor of suicide. The goal of extending support to the parents is to help them develop an ability to intervene appropriately, to prevent the student from attempting suicide again.
 
True False
 
15)
This course states that emphasizing the importance of removing firearms and other lethal means from the home, and providing information on how to do that, is important except in social environments where the right to own and bear arms is a central belief of adult citizens.
 
True False
 
16)
Tool 2.B.4: Parent Contact Acknowledgement Form: Which is not correct?
 
The form states that 'this is to verify that I have spoken with school staff member (name) on (date), concerning my child’s suicidal risk.'
The form states that 'I have been advised to seek the services of a mental health agency or therapist immediately.'
The form is said to be inadvisable if the parents appear unable to accept the seriousness of the situation.
 
17)
If parental consent is required to share clinical information with providers, FERPA requires that the consent ____.
 
specifies the records that may be disclosed.
states the purpose of the disclosure.
identifies the party or class of parties to whom the disclosure may be made.
all of the above
none of the above
 
18)
TOOL 2C. RESPONDING TO AN ON-CAMPUS SUICIDE ATTEMPT: Which answer below is not accurate? The first adult to reach the student after the attempt should _____.
 
stay with the student or designate one or more other adults to stay with the student.
leave the student alone only long enough to summon help.
call 9-1-1 or your local emergency service provider.
contact the Student Risk Response Coordinator.
 
19)
When a student makes a suicide attempt at the school, who should contact the student’s parents to tell them what has occurred with their child, and make arrangements to meet them at the appropriate location?
 
The child's Home Room Teacher
The Superintendent of Schools
The first medical professional who sees the student after the attempt
The Suicide Response Coordinator
 
20)
Tool 2.D: Guidelines for Facilitating a Student’s Return to School: What is NOT an activity which should be performed by the staff person who facilitates the student’s return to school?
 
Become familiar with how the student’s risk status was identified, what precipitated the student’s high-risk status or suicide attempt, and what medication(s) the student is taking.
Meet with the student and his or her family and relevant school staff about what services the student will need upon returning to school.
Educate teachers and other staff members about warning signs of another suicide crisis, and modify the student’s schedule if necessary.
Inform teachers and relevant staff about the possible side effects of the medication(s) being taken by the student and procedures if these side effects are observed.
Inform school staff about the family dynamics which are being addressed in individual and family therapy by the student's counselor.
 
21)
Moving to HANDOUTS: The suicide rate among 15–19-year-old American Indian/Alaska Native males
 
is slightly higher than the overall rate for males in that age group.
is 2½ times higher than the overall rate for males in that age group.
has reduced significantly over the past ten years.
 
22)
Schools have been sued for negligence for which of the following reasons?
 
Failure to notify parents if their child appears to be suicidal
Failure to get assistance for a student at risk of suicide
Failure to adequately supervise a student at risk
all of the above
none of the above
 
23)
In the Handout section, 'Risk Factors for Youth Suicide': Which is not identified as a 'RISK FACTOR' for adolescents?
 
Perception of being a burden (e.g., to family and friends)
Environment risk factors including the social and cultural environment as well as the physical environment.
Previous suicide attempts, self-injury (without intent to die), bullying, and substance abuse.
Resilience
Social alienation and isolation
 
24)
PROTECTIVE FACTORS HANDOUTS: One of the Protective Factors for prevention of suicide is restricted access to alcohol (since there is an increased risk of suicide by firearms if the victim is drinking at the time).
 
True False
 

 

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