These workshops offered by CMHA-NL’s regional offices address the specific needs of children and youth at risk of suicide. Tattered Teddies is a half-day workshop which examines intervention strategies and warning signs in children. Created by the Centre for Suicide Prevention, Tattered Teddies offers information and practical approaches for those working with children ages 12 or younger and who may be at risk of suicide.
Straight Talk is a full day youth-focused workshop for people working with youth ages 12 to 24. Also created by the Centre for Suicide Prevention, Straight Talk discusses strategies to strengthen the protective factors of youth at risk of suicide and encompasses the developmental, cognitive, and emotional differences within this age group. The Tattered Teddies and Straight Talk workshops build on the intervention skills taught in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
Both workshops aim to provide current information and practical strategies for individuals working and interacting with children and youth.