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Women and Suicide

This one day workshop is specifically designed for practitioners working with women from a wholistic perspective. It recognises the multiple roles and responsibilities they hold and how external pressures and internal states of distress can escalate to response styles, including suicidal and non-suicidal self injuring behaviours. This workshop discusses best practice approaches to working with suicidality, including a multidisciplinary perspective.

10 APS CPD points available - 8 hours active and 2 hours passive learning (workshop participation, consultation and post-workshop reading)

 This workshop includes an exploration of:

  • Risk, protective and moderating factors in suicidal behaviours, beyond rudimentary identification of warning signs

  • Definitional and language related considerations for non-suicidal self injury, non-lethal suicidal behaviour and death by suicide

  • Specific vulnerabilities for women that increase their risk for suicidal behaviours including risks for;

  • Women at various points across the life span

  • Women using alcohol and/or other substances

  • The role of trauma and abuse in the development and expression of personality styles and behaviours

Women and Suicide Workshop covers;

  • Fundamentals of appropriate language use, statistics on suicide, current trends
  • Suicide risk, protective and moderating factors and synergistic interactions
  • Examination of the latest research on suicide risk behaviours with respect to young women, women using substances and the role of trauma in behaviour expression, including examination of case examples
  • Effective, best practice suicide risk assessment and true management from a multidisciplinary perspective

The training package includes;

Comprehensive workbook on key themes and principlesReadings, guidelines and documents as relevant to Case Examples providedDelicious catering and refreshmentsHelpful and professional trainers** Additional resources as needed/requestedContact us for further information or to secure training in your workplace

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