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The ASK Workshop (Assessing for Suicide in Kids)


March 13, 2020 - March 13, 2020 at 10am - 4pm

At Alcohol Focus Scotland, 2nd Floor, 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW

Cost: Early Bird £90, £110 after 13 January 2020 | Organised by Greenwood Events - www.greenwoodevents.co.uk | event website | For profit

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.

Learning objectives
The desired learning outcomes of The "ASK" WorkshopTM 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 6 years. I am trained in a number of therapies including person centred, EFT, CBT & Trauma-focused CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy and EMDR.

Who is this workshop aimed at?
Those working with children and young people (age 5-14), or young adults with learning difficulties, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, school staff.

For more info see the event website


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