In this workshop, Leah will lead a discussion on the topic of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and how this relates to suicide and/or risk assessment.
What you will learn:
- An overview of the statistics around rates of suicide in youth
- Exploring suicide risk in youth including how to engage youth in discussion around suicide
- An overview of safety planning
Cost: No Cost. A free community workshop.
When registering please use the format BC when entering the province. For assistance with registering, please contact Janine Toombs at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Presenter:
Leah Stewart, RCC began working as a counsellor in 2004 after completing her undergraduate degree in Criminology with a concentration in Psychology. In 2012 she completed her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Throughout Leah’s extensive experience working with adults, children, youth, and families a common theme that emerged was the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and behaviours. She currently works as a Suicide Prevention Mental Health Clinician with the Child and Adolescent Response Team (CART) through Vancouver Coastal Health. She participates in the Violent Risk Treat Assessment protocol through Vancouver School Board as well as to offer bereavement counselling to young people who have had a loved one die by suicide. Leah provides community education and capacity building to community professionals, partner agencies, youth supports and families around non-suicidal self-injury and suicide risk in youth.