In advance of the Summit, as part of our on-going effort train individuals on how to talk with someone who is thinking of suicide and the risk factors, three training options will be available to registrants: Uqaqatigiiluk! Talk About It! Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop will be offered May 2 and 3, 2016; two half-day safeTALK workshops will be offered on May 3, 2016, one in the morning and one in the afternoon; and two Stewards of Children workshops will be offered on May 3, 2016, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention
ASIST is a program that trains individuals on how to talk with someone who is thinking of suicide. Since 2009, the Nunavut adapted version of ASIST has been delivered by local trainers, accredited by LivingWorks, a recognized training organization in the field of suicide prevention. ASIST trainers and past participants alike feel confident that this program changes perceptions of suicide and enables individuals and communities better identify and help those at risk of suicide.
safeTALK is a half-day alertness training to prepare anyone over the age of 15 to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide do not want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. safeTALK trained helpers can recognize and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers. Two half-day programs will be offered on May 3, 2016, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Stewards of Children
Stewards of Children is a two-hour child sexual abuse prevention training program to increase knowledge, attitudes, and child protective behaviours. Stewards of Children is for parents, teachers, coaches and community members to learn five simple steps on how to protect children of all ages from child sexual abuse. Two programs will be offered on May 3, 2016, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.