As a helping profession, teachers play a pivotal role in the lives of children and youth. When it comes to mental health and suicide prevention, we also know that early intervention is key… but how do teachers entering the profession know to identify possible warning signs – and connect vulnerable students to the help and resources they need?
With support from the Max Bell Foundation, Centre for Suicide Prevention’s workshops on child and youth suicide prevention help those in “helping professions” gain the knowledge and skills they need to respond.
We’re excited to announce that our child and youth suicide prevention workshops will be available for free to all pre-service student teachers and educational assistants across Alberta’s universities and colleges in 2020.Workshops being offered include:
- Tattered Teddies: Preventing suicide in children
- Straight Talk: Preventing suicide in youth
- Little Cub: Preventing suicide in Indigenous children
- River of Life: Preventing suicide in Indigenous youth
To learn more about the available workshops and how to schedule free training for your campus, please connect with Hilary Sirman at [email protected].
We recently discussed this initiative on a Healthy Campus Alberta webinar; watch the webinar to find out more!