Commissioned papers by a work group on prevention and interventions in youth suicide are presented in this document. Included are: (1) "Primary Prevention: A Consideration of General Principles and Findings for the Prevention of Youth Suicide" (Robert Felner); (2) "A Critical Review of Preventive Intervention Efforts in Suicide, with Particular Reference to Youth Suicide" (David Shaffer and K. Bacon); (3) "Overview of Prevention Efforts in Adolescent Suicide" (Betsy S. Comstock, Jane T. Simmons, and Jack L. Franklin); (4) "Community Response to Adolescent Suicide Clusters" (Betsy S. Comstock, Jane T. Simmons, and Jack L. Franklin); (5) "Prevention/Intervention Programs for Suicidal Adolescents" (Jane T. Simmons, Betsy S. Comstock, and Jack L. Franklin); (6) "Characteristics of Suicide Prevention/Intervention Programs: Analysis of a Survey" (Jack L. Franklin, Betsy S. Comstock; Jane T. Simmons, and Mark Mason); (7) "Psychological Autopsies of Youth Suicide" (Robert E. Litman); (8) "Gay Male and Lesbian Youth Suicide" (Paul Gibson); (9) "Issues for Survivors" (Curtis Mitchell); (10) "Prevention of Adolescent Suicide Among American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples" (James W. Thompson); (11) "Suicide Prevention and Intervention among Asian Youth" (Elena S. Yu, Ching-Fu Chang, William T. Liu. and Marilyn Fernandez); (12) "Black Youth Suicide: Literature Review with a Focus on Prevention" (F.M. Baker); (13) "Hispanic Suicide in the Southwest, 1980-82" (Jack C. Smith, James A. Mercy, Mark L. Rosenberg); (14) "The Role of Volunteer Workers in Suicide Prevention Centers" (Barbara P. Wyatt); (15) "Preventing Suicide by Improving the Competency of Caregivers" (Bryan Tanney); (16) "The Samaritans and the Prevention of Youth Suicide" (Richard G. Katzoff); (17) "Evaluation and Management of Suicidal Risk in Chemically Dependent Adolescents" (John E. Meeks); (18) "Overview of Early Detection and Treatment Strategies for Suicidal Behavior in Young People" (Susan J. Blumenthal and David J. Kupfer); (19) "Specific Treatment Modalities for Adolescent Suicide Attempters" (Paul D. Trautman); (20) "Perspectives of Youth on Preventive Intervention Strategies" (Iris M. Bolton); (21) "Mass Media and Youth Suicide Prevention" (Alan L. Berman); (22) "Intervention Strategies: Environmental Risk Reduction for Youth Suicide" (Pamela C. Cantor); and (23) "School-Based Prevention Programs" (Barry D. Garfinkel). (BHK)
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