Suicide to Hope is a one-day workshop designed for clinicians and caregivers working with those recently at risk of and currently safe from suicide. It provides tools to help these caregivers and persons with experiences of suicide work together to develop achievable and significant recovery and growth goals.

The focus of this workshop is recovery and growth for persons recently at risk of and currently safe from suicide.

Workshop process

During suicide to Hope (s2H), participants reflect upon their qualities as caregivers—the beliefs, values, and attitudes they bring to the relationship. They also learn about various meanings of suicide experiences and discover the opportunities for recovery and growth they present. More specifically, suicide to Hope is structured around a three-phase “Pathway to Hope” model. The first phase, understanding, focuses on exploring and describing barriers to recovery and growth. The second phase, planning, focuses on formulating recovery and growth goals and plans. The third phase, implementing, focuses on monitoring progress and reviewing the process. Clinicians and professional caregivers who attend a s2H workshop learn how to use this model collaboratively with those they serve. The workshop is highly interactive with a mix of large group and small group discussion and simulations.

Learning Objectives

In the course of the suicide to Hope workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Describe how suicide experiences provide an opportunity for recovery and growth
  • Recognize how their attitudes might impact the recovery of the people they are trying to help
  • Understand a schematic of common issues and related recovery and growth opportunities
  • Apply a model for setting recovery and growth goals and a framework for monitoring and coordinating recovery and growth work

Audience

Clinicians and caregivers who work with persons recently at risk of and currently safe from suicide.

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