On Demand Workshops

Suicide Intervention Skills

Promoting Life for Indigenous Communities and Organizations

$219.00
8.5

Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

Working with individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts or impulses is challenging, which is why a broad and diverse approach is needed to prevent and respond to the issue. This workshop explores various insights related to suicide intervention, with a key emphasis on life promotion. Participants will practice the skills needed to identify and assist those at risk of suicide and learn how to support people and communities impacted by suicide. A guide for developing a comprehensive suicide intervention plan will be reviewed, along with direction for incorporating a prevention plan into each participant’s own context.

Trainer: Noela Crowe-Salazar, MSW, RSW

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe factors related to suicide prevention and promotion of life
  • Explain risk and protective factors, including warning signs
  • Outline the dynamics of suicide contagion and clusters
  • List steps for a specific approach to suicide intervention
  • Plan practical strategies for supporting all those affected by suicide

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • A Strengths-Based, Life-Promotion Approach
  • Exploring Common Attitudes About Suicide
  • The Language of Suicide Matters
  • Why People Consider Suicide as an Option
  • Suicide and Self-Injury
  • Protective and Contributing Factors
  • Life Promotion and Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide Intervention Steps
  • Suicide Postvention: Supporting Healing After a Death or Attempt

Target Audience

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.

Trainer: Noela Crowe-Salazar

MSW, RSW

Noela is Cree and is a member of Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. She holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children and families in child welfare and mental health settings. Her clinical background has a special focus on problematic substance use with special populations. Noela has worked extensively with First Nations in direct practice, policy, program design, and management roles. In addition to training with CTRI, she is a private practice counsellor and consultant, as well as a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina Faculty of Social Work. The foundation of her work and practice are grounded in her culture and values as an Indigenous woman, and a belief that everyone has inherent strengths and wisdom. As a trainer, Noela is passionate about collaborative work and sharing information that is meaningful and practical. She is also a contributing author of CTRI’s book, Counselling in Relationships. Read blogs written by Noela here.

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