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Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention

  • Social Services - London East 1135 Dundas St. East London, Ontario Canada (map)

This two-day workshop offers a broad conceptual framework for effective prevention strategies both at the individual client perspective, and a systemic perspective. Evidence-based best practices are shared regarding the entire spectrum of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention with a systematic review of case studies. Therapeutic engagement, risk assessment, safety planning, identification, and responding with appropriate interventions for risk reduction are covered. This is a comprehensive two-day training that shares the most current research, as well as best practices.

Registration fee: $150.00

This workshop will run from 9:30am - 4:30pm each day
Lunch & refreshments are included in the registration fee.

This workshop is ideal for:

This workshop is designed for health professionals, including psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatrists, school counsellors, student wellbeing officers, doctors, nurses, OTs, youth workers, and outreach workers.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants will;

  • Have the capacity to examine suicide from both an individual and systemic level;

  • Understand the role that therapeutic rapport/alliance plays in assessing risk and providing meaningful and effective interventions;

  • Be able to conceptualize risk and be familiar with current research related to risk and risk assessment;

  • Understand adolescent development and the unique challenges faced by transition aged youth;

  • Understand the role of emotional regulation and distress tolerance in building skills and reducing risk over time;

  • Develop interviewing and engagement skills related to understanding the unique meaning behind reasons for dying and reasons for lying;

  • Have a common understanding of low, medium, and high risk;

  • Have the capacity to clearly document risk;

  • Be able to match appropriate interventions to the risk level identified;

  • Be able to build, document and communicate a client-centred safety plan.

Workshop Facilitator