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USING GOOD PRACTICES ON INTERVENING ON BEHALF OF A PERSON WITH SUICIDAL THOUGHTS 

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Intended audience

Front-line social workers and health professionals who regularly or daily encounter suicidal people in the course of their work. Places are limited to 12 participants per group.

Duration

3 days (21 hours)

 

Goals

Following the training, participants will be able to intervene with the suicidal person using good practices and will have developed the following skills:

  • How to determine and verify the presence of suicidal ideas;
  • Explore the criteria for assessing the destructiveness of a suicidal act;
  • Working on ambivalence and repositioning;
  • How to estimate the level of risk and how to deal with it safely.

Content

  • My position on suicide;
  • The suicidal person’s experience;
  • Welcoming and creating the alliance;
  • Identifying the vulnerable person and verifying the presence of suicidal thoughts;
  • Exploring the criteria for estimating the dangerousness of a suicidal act (use of the grid);
  • Work on ambivalence and repositioning;
  • Agree on an action plan;
  • Estimate the dangerousness and conclude safely;
  • Facilitate access to follow-up and services, as well as offer a follow-up adapted to the needs;
  • Take care of yourself at work.

Three models are available:

  • Youth version: It is intended for workers from various backgrounds who have basic intervention skills and who work with a clients aged 14-18 years, and vulnerable to suicide.
  • First Nations version: This training is intended for workers who have the mandate to carry out a complete suicide prevention intervention and who work with First Nations. It is offered in collaboration with a First Nations representative linked to the CSSS-PNQL.
  • Version for Quebec correctional institutions: This training is intended for correctional officers who are members of the Specialized Intervention Teams of Quebec correctional institutions.

For more information on these variations, contact us at formation@cpsfaubourg.org.

REGISTRATION

Accredited training by SOFÉDUC*

*At the end of this training, participants who pass the evaluation receive an official certificate awarding them two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) recognized by the professional orders.

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