Preventing suicidal behavior among youth in foster care

Date: 2012
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide
Publisher:  American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

This fact sheet describes the extent of suicidal behavior among youth in foster care, including thoughts of and planning for suicide, nonfatal suicide attempts, and suicide deaths. It also lists risk and protective factors.

Populations:  Youth, Children Ages 12 and Younger, Adolescents
Settings:  Family Members and Caregivers, Foster Care
About Suicide:  Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Ideation, Attempts