Identifying and Responding to Suicidality: Evidence-Based Strategies for Early Childhood Home Visitors

Emily M. Lund, Catherine P. Corr, Lillian K. Durán

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Abstract

Suicide is a major public health issue, and a leading cause of death in the United States. Caregivers of young children with or at-risk for disabilities and developmental delays may experience significant life stressors that increase their risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Early childhood special education (ECSE) home visitors may be in a prime position to notice and intervene in these situations but may lack the training and confidence to do so. This article outlines evidence-based strategies for identifying and responding to possible suicidal thoughts and behaviors in the context of ECSE home visiting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEarly Childhood Education Journal
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Caregivers
  • Early childhood
  • Home visiting
  • Suicide
  • Suicide intervention
  • Suicide prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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