How to recognize a crisis and respond
Participants will acquire knowledge on how to identify emotional and suicidal crisis in children and adolescents, how to communicate with students experiencing emotional distress (including suicidal thoughts), and what attitudes to adopt when faced with such situations. Another crucial component of the training is an exploration of preventive measures that can be implemented by schools to promote the mental well-being of young people.
Self-harm: understand to prevent
The aim of the training is to enhance the understanding of self-destructive behaviors in children and adolescents. Participants will gain insights into the potential psychological functions of self-harming behavior in a young person’s experience, and acquire strategies to respond after discovering self-destructive conduct. In addition, they will develop the skills needed to plan and implement interventions that enable students to explore healthier and safer coping mechanisms. They will also learn how to address the phenomenon of ‘contagion’ related to self-destructive behavior.
How to support students after a suicide attempt
The purpose of the training is to explore actions that can be taken by teachers to support students after a suicide attempt. During the training, participants will learn about the role of the crisis team in such circumstances and gain insights into practical strategies for interacting with a student after a suicide attempt (for example, how to talk about suicidal thoughts and tendencies, and how to implement a safety plan). In addition, participants will receive guidance on how to effectively communicate with parents and adjust the educational approach to the student’s level of functioning after a suicide attempt.