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.
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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

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 11/11/2019 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

4.9

Latest Reviews

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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

by Shea Rigney on 15/02/2019

Very approachable – good and relevant info to take back to school.

by Samuel Priddis on 15/02/2019

Very personable and direct. Good content covered.

by David Stevens on 15/02/2019

Very informative and relevant to my school setting (special needs). Extremely eye opening.

by Zeina Hitti on 15/02/2019

Well presented! Very engaging!

15/02/2019

Amazing. Maybe some information regarding other serious mental health issues youth might be exposed to: major depression, bi-polar� Advanced workshop?

15/02/2019

Fantastic. Gave me the knowledge and confidence to help support students

15/02/2019

Really informative and relevant content to today’s youth. Excellent tools provided to supoort students with mental heatlh/suicidal tendencies.

15/02/2019

The statistics & how to talk o the students was insightful

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context
15/02/2019

Learning about signs and how to identify them and ways to best approach students with suicidal thoughts. Great presenter. Would like more resouces to take back to school.


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.