Counseling Chapter 10 Questions The Following Questions Conform The Standards Required Cacrep Epas And Other

Document Type
Test Prep
Book Title
At Risk Youth 6th Edition
Benedict T. McWhirter, Ellen Hawley McWhirter, J. Jeffries McWhirter
Youth Suicide
To prevent suicide one must understand the influences that contribute to suicidal
behavior. They may range from a child’s chaotic family life to not knowing how to
manage relationships, from a child’s perception that the future is doomed to a teenager’s
feeling that the present is hopeless. Media and Internet exposure have considerable
influence on suicide as well, making things more difficult (Whitlock, Purington, &
Gershkovich, 2009). Preventing suicide involves focusing on suicide ideation (i.e.,
The Scope of the Problem
Common Misconceptions of Suicide: Suicide Myths
Risk Factors and Characteristics of Youth Suicide
Interpersonal, Family, and Psychosocial Characteristics
o Substance Use, Misuse, and Abuse
o Under- and Overachievement
o Loss and Separation
Intrapersonal and Psychological Characteristics
Warning Signs of Suicide
Suicide Motivations
Verbal Messages
Behavioral Changes
General Risk Factors
Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
Identification and Risk Assessment Strategies
Interviews for Suicide Lethality
Self-Report Inventories
Specific Intervention Strategies Focused on Suicide Crisis
Prevention, Early Intervention, and Postvention
Crisis Management and Response
o Immediately After a Crisis
PowerPoint: Chapter 10 Summary Points
1. Through the use of descriptions and examples, explain the concepts of “cognitive
distortion” and “cognitive rigidity.” Illustrate each answer with a Case Study from
the text.
2. What are some of the verbal and behavioral warning signs of suicide intention?
3. Explain the distinction between nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidal
4. Outline the ways in which families can intervene successfully in responding to a
5. Why do you believe that suicides among young people occur in clusters? How
could your view here be tested?
The following questions conform to the standards required by CACREP, EPAS, and other
accrediting agencies.
1. Suicide is the ______ leading cause of death among adolescents in the U.S.
A. first
B. second
C. third
D. fourth
2. Who is more likely to report attempting suicide?
A. Boys
B. Girls
C. Boys and girls equally
D. Peers of both sexes
3. Which ethnic group has the highest suicide rate among teens?
A. Native Americans
B. African-Americans
C. Latino-Americans
D. All are equal in suicide rates
4. What is the single most important factor that distinguishes between a teen male
who just thinks about suicide and a teen male who attempts it?
A. A teen living in a single parent household
B. A teen who has become a dropout
C. A teen having access to a gun in the house
D. A teen who has been labeled a juvenile delinquent
5. Self-image, anger, loneliness, impulsivity, thinking patterns, depression, and
hopelessness are considered:
A. interpersonal and psychosocial characteristics.
B. bipolar disorder.
C. fluctuations in behavior.
D. interpersonal and psychological characteristics.
6. The inability to see options for solving problems, thinking, “this will never end”
is referred to as:
A. cognitive distortion.
B. cognitive rigidity.
C. cognitive constriction.
D. dichotomous thinking.
7. Suicide motivations, verbal messages, and behavioral changes are:
A. signs of a nonsuicidal personality.
B. warning signs of suicide.
C. signs of poor academic history.
D. retaliatory acts to deal with poor parental relationship.
8. How many times are LGBTQ teens more likely to commit suicide than
heterosexual peers?
A. 2 to 3 times more likely
B. Equal to heterosexual peers
C. 10 times more likely
D. 6 times more likely
9. Firearms account for close to _______ of all completed suicides by young people.
A. 100%
B. 50%
C. 10%
D. 5%
10. Dichotomous thinking refers to:
A. a rigid style of perceiving and reacting
B. overestimating the magnitude and insolubility of problems
C. only to seeing two solutions to a problem
D. the inability to see options for solving problems
11. Most theories of suicide focus on:
A. at risk teens.
B. poor people.
C. veterans.
D. older populations.
12. All suicidal people are either mentally ill or depressed.
A. True
B. False
13. Someone who has attempted suicide will always be suicidal.
A. True
B. False
14. Why might someone who has attempted suicide try again within two years,
according to the text?
A. They have overcome the social taboo against it and so attempting again is
B. They have decided that they like the attention that it gets them.
C. They suffer from increased victimization.
D. They believe that it is expected of them.
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Answer: A
A-head: Common Misconceptions of Suicide: Suicide Myths
15. A person who talks about committing suicide never actually does it.
A. True
B. False
16. Which of the following is not a predictor of risky suicide behavior?
A. Anger
B. Enhanced self-image
C. Impulsivity
D. Loneliness
17. What is possibly the most effective way to identify suicide risk?
A. Economic status
B. Interviews
C. Anger control issues
D. Low self-esteem
18. Suicide ideation alone is:
A. a great risk for suicide if it is passive.
B. a great risk for suicide if it is active.
C. not a great risk for suicide, unless it is active.
D. not a great risk for suicide, especially if it is passive.
19. Which of the following is not a high risk factor for suicide?
A. Recent loss of an important life goal
B. Personal history of alcohol abuse
C. Divorce
D. Bullying
20. Schoolwide screening strategies have demonstrated encouraging results in
preventing suicidal behavior.
A. True
B. False
21. It is better if schools avoid involving families in their suicide prevention
A. True
B. False
22. What types of programs are the most effective at addressing suicide risk?
A. Family and community based programs
B. School and community based programs
C. Peer and school based programs
D. Family and peer based programs
23. There is little point in getting a suicidal teen to sign a contract promising she will
not attempt suicide before seeking help.
A. True
B. False
24. Which emotion does a parent not experience when a child attempts suicide?
A. Guilt
B. Shame
C. Relief
D. Anger
25. The family is the major setting for the aftermath of a student’s suicide.
A. True
B. False

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