Working with the Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP), CMHA Central Alberta Region educates people with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide. CMHA and CSP teach prevention because prevention is the only solution to suicide. Currently CMHA Central Region offers four different workshops at the CMHA Learning Annex in downtown Red Deer. Workshops can be scheduled in other locations. Call us!
For more information, or to register, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call CMHA at 403-342-2266.
ASIST is a two day, intensive, and practice dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Anyone age 18 or older is encouraged to take this course. Upon completion of the ASIST workshop, participants will be issued an ASIST 11 certificate from the Centre for Suicide Prevention that is valid for three years.
This half-day workshop is only for people with a valid ASIST 11 certificate. This will allow you to renew your ASIST certification for a further two years.
The workshop offers participants an opportunity to review the Pathway for Assisting Life Model, discuss successes and challenges in using the model, and clarify concepts covered within the model.
This half-day workshop is for people working with youth ages 12 to 18.
Straight Talk encompasses the developmental, cognitive, and emotional differences found within this age group in presenting strategies to strengthen the protective factors of youth at risk of suicide. Relevant intervention strategies are explored through videos and case studies.
Tattered Teddies is an interactive half-day workshop which examines warning signs in a child and explores intervention strategies through stories and case studies.
Suicidal behaviour in children age 12 or younger is a subject of growing concern for those who work with children. Suicidal thoughts and attempts in children have sometimes been overlooked, denied or ignored.