The ASK Workshop (Assessing for Suicide in Kids)

Elgin County Youth For Christ/Youth Unlimited

Elgin County YFC/Youth Unlimited, 21 Edward St, St Thomas , N5P 1Y3

Saturday April 06 , 2019 - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Cost: $99 per person

Registration: Required

This one-day workshop challenges commonly held notions about childrens’ capacity to consider suicide. It facilitates awareness of the signs that a young child may be at risk and what is needed to help. Case studies provide opportunities to apply what is learned, a helper tool teaches how to organize and summarize the available information about a given child in a form that can be used by someone, perhaps the participants themselves, in safety planning.

Participants are typically helpers who routinely come into contact with children age 5 to 14.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize how a child’s understandings of death and suicide may be implicated in risk
  • Become aware of the ways children at risk of suicide communicate the need for help
  • Recognize factors that may increase suicide risk and those that may mitigate it
  • Know how to work with both in order to formulate the basis of a plan for safety
  • Recognize the need to enlist the support of others to create safety

Contact : Kyle Rolph
Phone : 519-633-6538