Little Cub

A workshop about preventing suicide in Aboriginal children.

Little Cub is a 1-day, discussion-based workshop examining suicide in Aboriginal children and communities.


The Little Cub Workshop draws heavily on storytelling and oral tradition. It begins by recognizing the unique precipitating factors of suicide in Aboriginal communities and moves through to identifying risk and protective factors in children 12 years of age and younger. The workshop finishes by empowering participants with knowledge and tools to transfer the care of a child at risk of suicide to a community-based resource person.

It is recommended that participants of this workshop also attend the 2-day ASIST workshop for skills-based suicide intervention training.

Workshop Topics include: 

  • Story of Aboriginal Experiences
  • Conversations and Understanding
  • Protective and Risk Factors
  • Responding with Hope
  • Understanding More

This workshop provides information and offers practical approaches for those working with Aboriginal children who may be at risk of suicide. The precipitating factors of suicide are different in Aboriginal communities than in the general population. Participants receive a take-home resource workbook.

Information provided is appropriate for beginner and intermediate social work practice.

**If you require special accommodations for disability please contact the Centre for Suicide Prevention.


All participants will receive a participation certificate upon completing 7 hours of instruction. 

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about this workshop please contact the Centre for Suicide Prevention.

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