Year: 1985 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (18th: 1985: Toronto), p.157-158 SIEC No: 19851110

A program of caregiver education has been tested in the province of Alberta by a pilot study involving more than 2000 participants. Two-day foundation workshops are designed to assist the caregiver in the recognition of persons at risk, the evaluation of suicidal behaviour, & in the use of appropriate resources & referrals in managing the immediate situation. Selection of potential trainers, a 4-day training-for-trainers workshop & a 2-day apprenticeship process are described.