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Children, Adolescents & Suicidal Behaviour

Children, Adolescents & Suicidal Behaviour

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Commencing 5th July – 12th September 2021 with Live sessions – 9th August 2021 – 1pm – 2.30pm;  23rd August 1pm – 2.30pm; 6th September 1pm – 2.30pm



Course Information

Is this Workshop for You?

Suicide rates have increased for children under 14, and for 15 to 24-year-olds, they are the highest they have been for 10 years. There is a range of factors in delivering evidence-based practice to children, adolescents, and their families.

This workshop is for any clinician or teacher working with children & adolescents, aiming to better understand suicidal behaviours in children and adolescents, as well as options for intervention and support.

The self-paced online content allows you to maximise your learning with workbooks and resources, while the live implementation sessions support reflection, gain critical insights and apply what you are learning to hypothetical scenarios. A reliable internet connection is essential for Zoom webinar live sessions.

The aim of the workshop is to increase not only your knowledge and capabilities, but foster confidence in strategies to working in an area that can be daunting.

Please consult with SRAA prior to registration if you have recently lost a child or adolescent to suicide, as the content is potentially confronting.

Commencement dates:

Commencing 5th July - 12th September! Take it at your own pace while also enjoying live support through live zoom sessions.

Includes optional 3 x 1.5 hour live webinar sessions, 9th August 2021 - 1pm - 2.30pm;  23rd August 1pm - 2.30pm; 6th September 1pm - 2.30pm (NSW/VIC/ACT time) with 24/7 access to closed Facebook discussion forum.

Online Time commitments:
8 x 1 hour*, self paced online modules
3 x 1.5 hour live implementation webinars (optional)

*estimation only and individual participants time may vary

Content Inclusions

This training includes screening and assessment of suicidality, referral, and management practices, and maximising collaborative and systems based interventions.

Specific content areas include:

  • Reviewing data specific to suicide in children & adolescents
  • Legal and ethical practice specific to working with children and adolescents
  • Risk factors relevant to suicide rates in populations: Juvenile justice, out of home care, different cultures, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and gender & sexually diverse
  • Risk factors relevant to health and circumstance: abuse, neurodiversity, health, pain, mental health conditions, and suicide exposure in peer groups
  • Warning signs, precipitants, and triggers to suicidal behaviour
  • Key principles when working in school and community care systems, including safe and empowered service transitions
  • Engagement and assessment practices
  • Interventions for children & adolescents
  • Exploration & application of assessment, de-escalation & intervention toolbox


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