Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Refresher - Brampton (April 24, 2019)

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Mount Pleasant Community Centre- Paul Hunt Room B

100 Commuter Drive

Brampton, Ontario L7A 0G2

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This one-day refresher training is required for instructors who have completed the Train-the-Trainer Program.

Participants will re-examine updated research as well as best practices including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and solution-focused interventions for those at risk of suicide. Participants will have opportunities to explore the impacts of therapeutic rapport, review current risk assessment models and re-evaluate safety plans for suicide prevention. This training also reviews the developmental needs of adolescents and the potentially detrimental interactions of adolescent development and risk. Finally, it will explore research related to contagion and further develop both a clinical and community-based framework for post-intervention responses.

This one day session will be offered in Brampton on April 24, 2019 at a location to be determined shortly . The session will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm local time. There is no cost associated with this training. Please arrive early for sign-in. Meals and beverages will not be provided at this training.

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Heather Fredin is a registered psychotherapist and a primary trainer/facilitator with the London Family Court Clinic. Heather has 18 years of counselling experience working with adolescents and adults challenged by homelessness, poverty, mental health issues, addictions, childhood sexual abuse, neglect and isolation. Heather is a strong proponent of trauma informed practice and continues to develop her skillset in the areas of responding to post-traumatic stress and complex trauma.

Dilys Haner is a psychologist in supervised practise at the London Family Court Clinic, where she provides therapy and treatment to youth involved in the justice system. Dilys has been working with youth since 1995 as a counsellor and clinical researcher. Her recent experience includes Senior Manager of Clinical Research and Development at Kids Help Phone/Jeunesse J’écoute and resident at the Northern Ontario Psychology Internship Consortium.

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Mount Pleasant Community Centre- Paul Hunt Room B

100 Commuter Drive

Brampton, Ontario L7A 0G2

Canada

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