Workshops & Training
ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 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 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
safeTALK - Suicide Alertness
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.
ASK - Assessing for Suicide in Kids
ASK (Assessing for Suicide in Kids) is a one day workshop for helpers who work with children. Some of the things you will learn include a research based definition of suicidality in children, how a child’s understanding of death is linked to suicide risk and key questions helpers need to ask a child to assess risk. It is recommended that participants come to the workshop having already taken the ASIST or safeTALK workshop
Ranging from 90 minutes to a half a day, suicideTALK invites all participants—regardless of prior training or experience—to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community. Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question "Should we talk about suicide?" By looking at this question in a number of different ways, session members can discover some of the beliefs and ideas about suicide in their communities—and in themselves.
Exploring the world of youth Mental Health and Suicide can help you identify when bullying has begun to have an impact on wanting to live. In this workshop, you will learn identifiers for youth who struggle with their mental health, bullying and thoughts of suicide
Youth Anxiety Series
The Anxiety Series looks at what anxiety is, what causes anxiety, as well as healthy ways to cope/manage your anxiety. Each session will be activity based for youth ages 10 to 14 or ages 15 to 18. The 4 session series will include coping strategies for young people each week! Also included in the registration cost, we will be hosting a parent evening workshop prior to the youth attending in order to provide an overview of what will be learned as well as strategies to use at home.
Foundations of Mental Health
This workshop is for anyone who works or lives with individuals experiencing mental health challenges. It will provide a comprehensive overview of mental health issues and ways to foster positive mental health. Participants will learn about what mental distress might look and feel like, and will also develop their skills in communication and de-escalation.
The issues surrounding stigma are explored, and myths will be dispelled. This workshop series can be tailored to Youth Mental Health, Mental Health in the Workplace or any Community group with an interest in positive Mental Health promotion.
Self Care Workshops
Self Care in a fast paced world can be difficult. Whether you are in a helping profession or simply struggle to manage day to day stressors, these workshops are for you. In these workshops we will discuss how to recognize our challenges, understand the importance of good coping skills and self care. We will look at creative ideas for day to day self care and how to create good healthy habits that will help maintain a positive mind, body and community connection.
Safe Surfing, Safe Futures
Internet Safety is an on-going, evolving topic that both parents and children need to explore. This workshop can take two differing approaches; One for parents, one for young people. In the parent workshop we look at the dangers of the internet for children, common social media programs used today as well as tools to help create internet safety at home. This workshop is also delivered to children at school in various age categories. We explore common things children experience on-line, ways to stay safe and how to reach out for help.
Becoming “trauma-aware” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers. Understanding the impact of trauma is an important first step in becoming a compassionate and supportive community.
We have developed and delivered many workshops over the years. If you are interested in a specific workshop or would like us to create something specific to you, please contact Sonia
Internet Safety for Kids
Helping parents understand the dangers of the internet for children and ways to encourage their good choices at home.
Workshops designed to identify the consequences of bullying and teach peace strategies.
A full day for children 9-12 years old. We talk about safety at home, stranger danger and have fun with some hands on self defense techniques.
Learn about the dangers of the internet that your child might face today. Discuss how you can keep your kids safe online.
Understanding the world of teens. Learn about the world they live in today as well as how to communicate with them in a way that is non intrusive.
Explore the world of social media. It can be a scary place, but also can be an excellent tool in today's society. Learn to use social media in a way that will allow you to shine.
Mental Health 101
Youth Engagement Practices
Learn the mental health basics. This workshop allows for discussion about various mental health concerns and helping tools.
Engaging youth in a meaningful way is a powerful tool. Various workshops designed to teach youth engagement practices as well as developing policies around working with youth.
Workshops designed to address common issues for youth such as self confidence, self esteem, & body image.