Title

Preparing Teachers for Their Legal Responsibilities in facing School-Age Suicide

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1992

Abstract

In the face of the epidemic increase in school age children who attempt or commit suicide, this article addresses the preparation of future teachers for fulfilling their legal responsibilities in that area. We describe the parameters of the legal responsibility teachers face when threats or attempts of suicide occur. We then draw implications and make specific suggestions about how to address those implications in schools and in teacher education.