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ACTING AS A SENTINEL FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
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This training is for all citizens concerned about suicide prevention.
1 day (7 hours)
Who can be a sentinel?
- Adults who are likely to be in contact with suicidal people through their work (e.g., teachers), their volunteer activities (e.g., in a social club), their place in their environment or community (e.g., youth workers), or their listening skills;
- People who are chosen for their close ties to at-risk groups or environments, who are voluntarily involved and who are trained and supported to play the role expected of them with suicidal people.
Who is not considered a sentinel?
- Certain professionals (doctors, police officers, other health and social service workers);
- People close to a suicidal person;
- Young people under the age of 18.
Following the training, participants will be able to:
- Identify the signs of a person in distress;
- Address suicidal thoughts and look for elements of suicidal planning and threats;
- Refer the person in distress to the appropriate resources, while respecting their personal boundaries.
- The role of the sentinel in suicide prevention;
- The influence of values and beliefs (myths);
- Identifying suicidal individuals (warning signs, associated factors, crisis process and suicidal process);
- Verify the presence of suicidal thoughts and collect information regarding the suicidal emergency;
- Send the information to the designated responder;
- Accompany a suicidal person, motivate him/her to seek help and discuss with him/her
- Respect his/her limits as a sentinel
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.