Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Strategies
About the trainer
Tricia Klassen, MSW, RSW
Assessing and working with suicidal individuals is challenging, and when a death by suicide happens the impact is often far-reaching with many complexities. To prevent and respond to the issue of suicide, a broad and diverse approach is needed. This workshop begins with a guide for how to develop a comprehensive suicide prevention plan, with emphasis on addressing the root risk factors that lead to suicide. Participants will then learn the skills needed to identify and assist those at risk of suicide. The final portion of the training provides tools to minimize the impact of a suicide on survivors.
About This Workshop
Some of the Topics Reviewed
- The Language of Suicide Matters
- Myths and Common Attitudes About Suicide
- Preparing to Work with Suicidality
- High Risk Factors
- Suicide Prevention Planning
- Warning Signs of Suicide
- Suicide Intervention Steps
- Responding to Difficult Questions and Statements
- Distinguishing Suicide Attempts from Self-Injury
- Considerations About a Chronically Suicidal Person
- Postvention – After a Suicide
- The Complication of Suicide Grief
- Supporting Healing from Suicide Loss
- Trigger Events and Anniversaries
- Suicide Contagion and Clusters
- Responding to Attempted Suicide
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.
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, and small group discussions.
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Describe the role of personal beliefs and assumptions
- Explain high-risk factors and warning signs
- Define the dynamics of suicide contagion and clusters
- List steps for a specific approach to suicide intervention
- Plan practical strategies for helping others
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You Will Receive
A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon until 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise stated. For live-stream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.
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Continuing Education Credit
While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: There are six continuing education credits earned for each day of training. For example, a one-day workshop earns six continuing education hours, while a two-day workshop earns 12 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.
The following associations have formally approved our workshops:
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit
Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)
Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation
*Three of our workshops are formally approved with CACCF: Addictions & Mental Illness, Harm Reduction, and Motivating Change. To inquire about CACCF approval for our other workshops, please contact them directly.
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