The ASK Workshop (face to face)

‘Excellent, excellent, excellent workshop! One of the most valuable courses I have taken in my career.’

‘This material is extremely well thought out and put together. It exceeded my expectations by far. Congratulations on putting together such a powerful, practical, accessible resource!’

‘The ASK Workshop has been well-received and we want to continue to provide this learning opportunity for our school division staff and community partners. It aligns well with other initiatives in our school division and we are excited to offer it to those invested in the lives of children and youth.’

In just one day, you can learn how to help a child at risk of suicide become a child with hope for life.

Children are not small adults. So why use approaches designed for adults to help a child? The ASK Workshop is the only suicide prevention workshop that specifically addresses suicide risk in children and gives participants developmentally appropriate strategies and tools to identify young children at risk of suicide and quickly gather and organise key details needed to assess risk and inform safety planning

What are the learning objectives?

  • Recognise 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 their need for help

  • Recognise 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

  • Recognise the need to enlist the support of others to develop a plan for safety

  • Understand and be able to meet common challenges in working with parents to facilitate safety


How is the course run?

Workshop process The “ASK” WorkshopTM successfully blends a variety of teaching and learning modalities including mini-lecture, Socratic dialogue, video, small group work, guided simulations, and case studies

You will be required to complete some self paced online study modules prior to the course start date. You will be contacted 7-10 days prior to the course start date with further information regarding this. This is a mandatory for you to participate in the course.