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 organize key details needed to assess risk and inform safety planning.
Without help, children thinking of suicide may become teens who act on those thoughts.
In just one day, we can teach you what to look for, how to respond, and what to do, that can make a life-saving difference for a child at risk of suicide.
The ASK Workshop is a one-day, evidence-informed and highly interactive suicide prevention training.
Learn from informative video, mini-lectures, and group discussions. Apply and practice as you learn with case studies and guided simulations. Leave with tools and templates you can integrate into your practice immediately.
One day, well spent
What is The 'ASK' Workshop?
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In September 2018, The 'ASK' Workshop V3 was officially released. Download the PDF to learn more.
Don't take our word for it.
Read what others have to say about The ASK Workshop.
Excellent, excellent, excellent workshop! One of the most valuable courses I have taken in my career.
A. D., ASIST Trainer, N. Ireland
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!
Kyle Rolph, Youth Homelessness Initiatives, Elgin County Area YFC/Youth Unlimited, ON
The "ASK" Workshop has helped me to feel more comfortable with the thought of talking about suicide with kids. Thankful I was part of this workshop!
-Youth Worker, Dryden, ON
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.
JPL, Master’s Ed, CCC, Behaviour Support Teacher, Border Land School Division, MB
Informative, applicable, clear, thought-provoking.
Supervised Access Coordinator, Toronto, ON
I am very encouraged that I now have the tools to deal with kids that may be at risk--not just at work but in my personal life.
Lloydminster Public School Division Employee, North Battleford, SK
Teach others how to help
Participate in a 3-day intensive Training for Facilitators. Experience a demonstration of the workshop by an expert presenter, learn in a small group with the support of colleagues, receive coaching and tips. Download the information package and application.
Some of our facilitators
Dr. Marie Murphy, Scotland
I have been delivering suicide prevention training for 15 years and have been asked many times, but what about children? The ASK Workshop has filled a knowledge and skills gap that has been missing from our suicide prevention work.
I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, currently working therapeutically with children and young people and in a managerial role with therapists. I find the skills I have learned on The ASK Workshop are invaluable to my work. I feel so grateful to be able to share this with others to increase their confidence and to keep our children safer from suicide.
Sara Tahsildar, London England
Associate Trainer Tower Hamlets GP Care Group CIC
Each time I deliver The ASK Workshop I love it even more than the last. I can already see the benefits it is having on our community. I am genuinely passionate about the workshop and want everyone to know about it! If it was up to me, it would be compulsory training for everyone who works with children. I honestly cannot talk highly enough of it and feel very lucky to be a Facilitator.