Description

Working with individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts or impulses is challenging, which is why a broad and diverse approach is needed to prevent and respond to the issue. This workshop explores various insights related to suicide intervention, with a key emphasis on life promotion.  Participants will practice the skills needed to identify and assist those at risk of suicide and learn how to support people and communities impacted by suicide. A guide for developing a comprehensive suicide intervention plan will be reviewed, along with direction for incorporating a prevention plan into each participant’s own context.

Price: $219.00 CAD

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Continuing Education Credit Hours (CEU) 8


Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • A Strengths-Based, Life-Promotion Approach
  • Exploring Common Attitudes About Suicide
  • The Language of Suicide Matters
  • Why People Consider Suicide as an Option
  • Suicide and Self-Injury
  • Protective and Contributing Factors
  • Life Promotion and Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide Intervention Steps
  • Suicide Postvention: Supporting Healing After a Death or Attempt

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe factors related to suicide prevention and promotion of life
  • Explain risk and protective factors, including warning signs
  • Outline the dynamics of suicide contagion and clusters
  • List steps for a specific approach to suicide intervention
  • Plan practical strategies for supporting all those affected by suicide

About this Workshop


ABOUT THE TRAINER

Heather Woodward, MSW, RSW

Photo of Heather Woodward, Trainer at CTRIHeather holds a Master of Social work degree, is a Registered Social Worker and has been working in the field for close to 20 years. She has spent much of her time working directly with children, youth, and families. Specifically, Heather’s passion is working with youth of all genders (ages 14-24) that have been impacted by violence, sometimes with gang involvements, all forms of trauma (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual), addictions, mental health, and with individuals living with a FASD. She believes that even in the thick of trauma and/or crisis, people can use relationships and laughter to work through these critical moments. Heather values the lives and the stories of all the people whom she has the honor of meeting and walking with on their life path. She is an energetic and engaging facilitator who strives to find ways to build relationships and incorporate ‘laughter’ into the work she does families and communities.

Target Audience

This is an introductory level workshop for social service and health care professionals, social workers, school personnel, support workers, and anyone seeking a better understanding of suicide and how to respond to it.