Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context

Donna Redman
Creating safer school communities through suicide prevention and mental health training
Keep your students safe to learn! Build your capacity to identify students at risk, intervene safely & link them to the support they need. Essential training for every ...
Target Audience
Primary & Secondary teachers working with students in Stages 2-6, particularly those in roles responsible for student welfare.
29 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

The course will improve the confidence of those working with young people to identify students at risk and link them effectively and safely to mental health professionals. The course will create a safer and more supportive school environment by focussing n the following key areas:
- Current trends and statistics pertaining to child and youth suicide
- The role of the ‘gatekeeper’ in suicide prevention
- Protective and risk factors in young people
- Warning signs of suicidal ideation – what to look out for
- Safe methods of intervention (including self-care and areas of safety)
- Referring young people at risk
- Synthesizing knowledge gained into real and practical scenarios

Audience

Primary & Secondary teachers working with students in Stages 2-6, particularly those in roles responsible for student welfare.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Teaching Standards
4.4.2 Proficient Level – Maintain student safety

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 03/04/2020 Sydney CBD Places available $349 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context

5 hours

This full-day workshop will improve the confidence of those working with children and young people to identify students at risk and link them effectively and safely to mental health professionals. It has been designed to create a safer and more supportive school environment by focussing on the following key areas:
- Current trends and statistics pertaining to child and youth suicide in Australia
- The role of the ‘Gatekeeper’ in suicide prevention
- Protective factors that enhance student wellbeing and safety
- Risk factors and how these manifest into warning signs that teachers and support staff can look out for
- Safe methods of intervention when working with students at risk (including self-care and arenas of safety)
- Referring young people at risk to support services
- Synthesising knowledge gained into real and practical scenarios

What To Bring

Attendees will be provided will all the necessary resources for this course.

User Rating

5.0

Latest Reviews

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Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Amiee Keily on 10/10/2019

Knowledgeable. Clear, concise advice.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Useful information — presenter engaging and a lot of good information to take away.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Bree O'Donnell on 10/10/2019

Fantastic. One of the best training events I’ve been to. Real world relevancy.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Amelia Cassidy on 10/10/2019
Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Heidi Haybittle on 10/10/2019
Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by mark holden on 10/10/2019

Exceptional resources and presentation!

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Engaging and informative

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019
Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Outstanding, informative and challenging course with practical application and hands on (as far as possible) examples/training.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Julie Burke on 10/10/2019

Thank you Donna for your informative and interesting presentation. I appreciate your warmth and how relaxed you made the day for us. I found it very practical and helpful.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Simone Edhouse on 10/10/2019

Very engaging.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Informative training which I feel has increased my confidence in this area and helping students through giving me resources and skills to do so.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Excellent course. Extremely engaging — well organised presenter. Relevant content which focused on scenarios.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Excellent and very useful information for teachers. Great strategies to implement. Donna was wonderful! Knowledgeable and approachable.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Very beneficial and useful to training.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Donna was amazing. She made everyone comfortable even though we were talking about a sensitive topic.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Donna was a great presenter. Course content was easy to understand and very informative.

by Elsa Vink on 15/02/2019

Very practical, step-by-step approach with lots of good examples.

15/02/2019

Very informative.

by Courtney Tyler on 15/02/2019

Excellent course for graduate teachers


About the team


Donna Redman

Creator

Donna is a writer, speaker, teacher trainer and secondary educator. She has expertise in student wellbeing, establishing effective school systems and positive strategies for youth suicide prevention.
In 2013 Donna was awarded the NSW Premier’s Anika Foundation Youth Depression Awareness Scholarship and examined strategies implemented globally for youth suicide prevention and she recognized the importance of proactively enhancing teacher confidence within the school context. Donna assisted in the planning of the Wollongong Diocesan Suicide Pre, Inter and Post-Vention Strategic Plan. Donna’s company Awaken Youth facilitates NESA Accredited 'Gatekeeper’ workshops for teachers as well as targeted suicide prevention training for parents and guardians of young people. Additionally, Donna is an accredited trainer with LivingWorks and delivers safeTALK suicide prevention training to senior students in secondary schools. In 2015 she presented at the Suicide Prevention Australia Conference on the topic ‘Teachers: the greatest untapped resource in youth suicide prevention.’ She is a member of the Macarthur Suicide Prevention Network committee and is employed as a Telephone Crisis Supporter for Lifeline. In 2017 Donna presented workshops nationally at the Positive Schools Conference titled: ‘Positive Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Suicide’. In 2018 she will be presenting in Sydney at the ProPsych Mental Health in Schools Conference on the topic ‘Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context’. Donna is also the author of the young adult novel Awakening Sebastian, which communicates a strong positive and preventative message regarding youth suicide.