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David Jobes, professor, psychology, was featured in an article published by the APA Monitor discussing suicide prevention aimed at young children. See below.

Research on Suicide Overlooks Young Children

From: APA Monitor 
Date: November 25, 2016
Author: Kirsten Weir

In September, 9-year-old Jackson Grubb was found dead of apparent suicide by hanging. The West Virginia boy was reportedly a target of bullying at school. It was not an isolated incident. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet most research focuses on adolescents and virtually ignores preadolescents, says David A. Jobes, PhD, a clinical psychologist and professor at The Catholic University of America. While practitioners can and do draw from the adolescent literature when treating suicidal children, no specific evidence-based treatments exist for suicidal behaviors in preadolescents.

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