Education & Training in suicide prevention is also a major role of 'Care For Life'.
Training courses are available to individuals and organisations within the community each year at a minimal cost to attendee's. Courses are designed to assist those working with 'at risk' individuals eg youth ,males, older people. Suicide Prevention Training Programs are tailored to meet the needs of individual groups. The workshops are suitable for persons over 18 years of age and participants can be volunteers working with community (youth or aged groups), concerned families/parents/friends, community and youth workers, health, welfare & educational professionals, clergy and concerned individuals.
Topics covered include:
- Knowledge and attitudes - myths versus the facts
- Causes of suicide
- Protective factors
- What to look for
- Risk factors
- What to do
- Referral services and resources
- Bereavement support
In response to an identified need, training for the older sector has also been developed, initially in conjunction with the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging and the Department of Families.
The response received when courses are offered indicates strongly that workshops must be maintained on an annual basis. Emphasis is placed on those working in a voluntary capacity who do not have access to professional development funding.
Please contact Care For Life if you are interested in organising a training program for your group/organisation.
For details of the next training workshop facilitated by Raylee Taylor please contact Raylee on 07 5573 3873.
Download registration form here
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