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Event Name

Suicidal or Self-Harming? Assessment and Treatment of 'At Risk' Teens
For: Professionals
Provided by: Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work

Date and Time

Fri Apr 7, 2017 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


120 Duke Street West, Kitchener, ON, N2H 3W8

Event Description

Adolescence is a time where impulsivity can lead to risky behaviours in the average teen. When impulsivity is added to mental health issues and/or troubling familial, peer, academic or cultural environments, the stage can be set for the increase of additional risk in the form of either suicidal thinking or behaviours, or self-harming behaviours that are not intended to be fatal. In spite of that, these behaviours frequently raise alarm bells in those associated or working with these youth, be they family members or friends, school personnel, counsellors or social service staff, as examples.

This workshop will focus on how to:

Assess for safety risk when faced with a teen who is either suicidal or self-harming.
Distinguish between these.
Assess for protective factors as well as risk.
Engage and approach the adolescent client as well as his/her support network.
Implement crisis intervention strategies.
Approach treatment.
Implement self-care in the event of a suicide.

More Info

519-884-0710 x5265


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