The ASK workshop (assessing for suicide in kids)
This one-day workshop challenges commonly held notions about childrens' capacity to consider suicide. It facilitates awareness of the signs that a young child may be at risk and what is needed to help. Case studies and simulations provide opportunities to apply what is learned. A brief screening tool guides helpers to determine risk and make appropriate referral connections. A helper tool teaches how to organise and summarise the available information about a given child in a form that can be used by someone, perhaps the participants themselves, in safety planning.
The desired learning outcomes of The 'ASK' workshop (TM) are that participants will;
- recognise how a child’s understandings of death and suicide may be implicated in risk
- become aware of the ways children at risk of suicide communicate their need for help
- recognise factors that may increase suicide risk and those that may mitigate it
- know how to work with both in order to formulate the basis of a plan for safety
- recognise the need to enlist the support of others to develop a plan for safety
- understand and be able to meet common challenges in working with parents to facilitate safety
Presenter - Dr Marie Murphy
I am a counselling psychologist, currently managing a 'counselling in schools' service for a local authority, along with a small private practice. I have been involved in suicide prevention training for 15 years and have specialised in trauma for the past six years. I am trained in a number of therapies including person-centred, EFT, CBT and trauma-focused CBT, compassion-focused therapy, schema therapy, and EMDR.
Who is this workshop aimed at?
Those working with children and young people (age five-14), or young adults with learning difficulties, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, and school staff.
More information at https://ask-mar-20.eventbrite.co.uk
About Audrey Smith
Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable workshops to counsellors interested in CPD, anyone interested in self- development or considering a career in counselling. It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit www.greenwoodevents.co.uk for more information.