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ACTING AS A SENTINEL FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

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Intended audience

This training is for all citizens concerned about suicide prevention.

Duration

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.

 

Goals

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.

Content

  • 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

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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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