Suicidal behaviour in transition-aged youth with out-of-home care experience: Reviewing risk, assessment, and intervention

Colleen C. Katz, Danielle Busby, Chelsey McCabe

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Abstract

The rates of suicidal behaviours in youth with out-of-home care experience, particularly those who are on the verge of emancipation, appear to be alarmingly high. The purpose of the current study is to highlight the rates of suicidal ideation and behaviour in these youth, illuminating the empirical risk factors that may increase their vulnerability. We offer a review of screening measures and suicide interventions that may hold promise for administrators, practitioners, and researchers who wish to provide comprehensive assessment for transition-aged youth with out-of-home care experiences and effectively treat those who may be at the highest risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-618
Number of pages8
JournalChild and Family Social Work
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • emancipation
  • foster care
  • out-of-home care
  • suicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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