TARGET AUDIENCE: SCHOOL COUNSELLORS, CHILD/YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, K-12 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, AND DISTRICT LEADS/COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviour can be distressing for everyone involved in the life of a child or adolescent presenting with this concern, including school staff. This presentation provides an overview of recent research by the University of Calgary's Hopelab into practical strategies regarding the online assessment of suicidal ideation. This session is related to the MORE School-based Suicidal Ideation Response Protocol, but also stands alone as best practice regarding online or tele assessment of suicidal ideation in children and youth.
This session will include an introduction to the most recent research and the infographics created to summarize the research. You will hear from an expert practitioner in school and community settings on what their online assessment process looks like based on the MORE School-based Suicidal Ideation Response Protocol, and practical strategies and tips for online assessment.
Time will be allotted for conversation related to a case study where participants can practice applying the strategies in a small group.