Tattered Teddies

Tattered Teddies

A workshop about preventing suicide in children.

This half-day workshop will examine warning signs in a child and intervention strategies. 


Suicidal behaviour in children age 12 or younger is a subject of growing concern for those who work with children. Suicidal thoughts and attempts in children have sometimes been overlooked, denied or ignored.

“Tattered Teddies” is an interactive half-day workshop that includes group discussions, mini lectures and case studies.

Workshop Topics include: 

  • What do you think about children and suicide? 
  • Protective and risk factors
  • Warning signs
  • Interventions: Communication with children
  • Transfer of care
Learning Objectives:

 At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate that children can experience suicide ideation;
  2. Identify protective factors, risk factors and warning signs in children; and
  3. Confidently transfer care of a child to a caregiver. 

This workshop has been created for individuals working with children ages 12 and under. Intervention approaches build on the skills taught in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) as it applies to children. 

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 receive a certificate at the end of the workshop. 

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

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