Building Capacity in Suicide Prevention across Alberta’s Post-Secondary Education Programs

Training Teachers To Respond to Risk Project: 

As a helping profession, teachers play a pivotal role in the lives of children and youth. When it comes to mental health and suicide prevention, we also know that early intervention is key…but how do teachers entering the profession know to identify possible warning signs  – and connect vulnerable students to the help and resources they need?

With support from the Max Bell Foundation, Centre for Suicide Prevention’s workshops on child and youth suicide prevention help those in “helping professions” gain the knowledge and skills they need to respond. These workshops will be available for free to all pre-service student teachers and educational assistants across Alberta’s universities and colleges in 2020.

To learn more about the programs available in the Training Teachers to Respond to Risk project, click the links below:

Tattered Teddies

Straight Talk

Little Cub

River of Life

To learn more about the available workshops and how to schedule free training for your campus, please connect with: Hilary Sirman (Engagement Director, Centre for Suicide Prevention) at [email protected] or 403 245 3900, ext 232.