Offered through the Centre for Suicide Prevention two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 18 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. (2 days)
This refresher workshop is for people who hold a valid ASIST certificate. This workshop extends a person’s ASIST certification for a further two years and offers participants an opportunity to review the Pathway for Assisting Life Model, discuss successes and challenges in using the model, and clarify concepts covered within the model. This workshop is owned byLivingWorks Education and is delivered in Alberta by Centre for Suicide Prevention. (3.5 hours)
Delivered provincially through Imagine Institute for Learning, this Gatekeeper course is a half-day course aimed at building confidence in how to question, persuade and refer someone who may be suicidal. Participants will learn the warning signs for suicide and increase their knowledge around suicide. They will also increase their confidence in engaging in active listening, asking clarifying questions and making appropriate referrals.
This workshop emphasizes the importance of recognizing the signs, communicating with the person at risk and getting help or resources for the person at risk. It uses the Tell Ask Listen and KeepSafe model. This workshop is owned by LivingWorks Education and is delivered in Alberta by Centre for Suicide Prevention. (half day)
This workshop is 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, including people who experience recurring thoughts and feelings of suicide. This workshop is owned by LivingWorks Education and is delivered in Alberta by Centre for Suicide Prevention. (1 day)
An interactive knowledge-based workshop which examines warning signs in a child and explores intervention strategies through stories and case studies. Intervention approaches build on the skills taught in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) as they apply to children. (half day)
This Centre for Suicide Prevention workshop is a discussion-based workshop examining suicide prevention in Indigenous children and communities. The workshop draws heavily on storytelling and oral tradition. It begins by recognizing the unique precipitating factors of suicide in Indigenous communities and moves through to identifying risk and protective factors in children 12 years of age and younger. The workshop finishes by empowering participants with knowledge and tools to transfer the care of a child at risk of suicide to a community based resource person. ( 1 day)
It is recommended that participants of this workshop also attend the 2-day ASIST workshop for skills-based training.
Offered by the Centre for Suicide Prevention, this is intended for Indigenous caregivers working in Indigenous communities. This workshop draws heavily on Indigenous culture and tradition as it seeks to take participants through the cycle of suicide grief. Walk with Me takes the participants on a journey from the past, to the present and looks to the future; it creates a context for people to examine where they are in the grief cycle and how they can move forward to hope. (1-day)
This is an interactive workshop offered by the Suicide Prevention Resource Centre in Grande Prairie, for people working with youth. This one-day workshop discusses biological risk factors, vulnerabilities, and understanding suicidal thoughts and behaviour in the adolescent population. (1-day)
The core of the training is the three-step RAP Model for intervention, which involves rapport building, assessing the individual, and planning for intervention. Focus on skills in active listening, conducting a standardized risk assessment, and developing safety plans with individuals at risk. Additional content on specific populations and community resources. (2-day)