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
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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
“This workshop ... will help me in the work I do. The materials, format and video were very useful and beneficial. I’m sure I know I will utilize the information I’ve learned”.
Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation, Canada
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
Very informative and helpful. Gave a strong impression that those who created this content care very deeply about the safety of our community's children.
Community member, Regina, SK
Recommended pre-workshop preparation is attendance at a basic suicide awareness program or brief suicide gatekeeping training such as safeTALK, LivingWorks Start, QPR, or similar.
Teach others how to help
Participate in a 5-day intensive Training for Facilitators. Experience a demonstration of the workshop by a team of expert presenters. Learn in a small group with the support of colleagues. Receive coaching and tips. Learn about the Training for Facilitators.