Essay Cove

Essay Cove

Assessments are a commonly used tool in the evaluation of clients for risk of harm to self or others. After reading the course materials and conducting your own research on the assessment and treatment of suicidal clients, 1. find a suicide assessment tool that is evidence-based. Such assessment tools can be found through agency, government, or non-profit mental health websites. 2. Be sure to document for whom your tool is valid and reliable. 3. Discuss the evaluation tool, including history, target population, strengths, and weaknesses. Also, discuss how the assessment tool may or may not be appropriate for a diverse clientele. 4. Next, discuss how you can use your assessment for diagnostic and intervention planning purposes. 5. Lastly, discuss what changes you would suggest for the improvement of the assessment tool.

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