River of Life is an interactive half-day workshop created for individuals working with Indigenous young people 12 and up.
This interactive workshop discusses strategies to strengthen the protective factors of young people considering suicide and focuses on providing participants with knowledge to competently respond.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Recognize how the role of community and culture supports Indigenous life promotion
- Recognize protective factors, risk factors and warning signs in young people
- Build confidence to competently respond to young people in crisis
- Use principles of safety planning to help a young person develop his or her own plan for safety
Intervention approaches build on the skills taught in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) as they apply to youth.
This workshop may be offered virtually or in-person.
This workshop provides information and offers practical approaches for those working with Indigenous young people 12 and up who may be thinking about suicide.
Participants can include but not limited to: parents and caregivers, family and friends, natural helpers and advisors, teachers and educational administrators, health practitioner, justice, first responders, and volunteers.
Certificate and Accreditation
All participants will receive a participation certificate upon completing 3.5-4 hours of instruction hours.
Please contact the Centre for Suicide Prevention if you need specific accommodations.