£110 – £125

"ASK": Assessing Suicide In Kids Ages 5-14

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Friends Meeting House

Ship St

Brighton

BN1 1AF

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The “ASK” Workshop challenges commonly held notions about childrens’ capacity to consider suicide. It facilitates awareness of the signs that a young child may be at risk and what is needed to help. Case studies provide opportunities to apply what is learned. A helper tool teaches how to organize and summarize the available information about a given child. This form can then be used by someone, perhaps the participants themselves, in safety planning.

Participants of The “ASK” Workshop are typically helpers who routinely come into contact with children ages 5-14. While not required, prior completion of safeTALK or ASIST is recommended.



Participants will experience:

  • A research based definition of suicidality in children
  • How a child’s understanding of death is linked to suicide risk
  • Key questions helpers need to ask a child to assess risk
  • Learn through lecture, discussion, video, case studies
  • Personality traits commonly seen in children at risk
  • How to talk with a child about death and suicide
  • How to align with parents and others who can create safety

Learning objectives:

The desired learning outcomes of The “ASK” Workshop are for participants to:

  • recognize how a child’s understandings of death and suicide may be implicated in risk;
  • become aware of the ways children at risk of suicide communicate the need for help;
  • recognize factors that may increase suicide risk and those that may mitigate it;
  • know how to work with both in order to formulate the basis of a plan for safety;
  • recognize the need to enlist the support of others to create safety.

Participants of The “ASK” Workshop leave better equipped to reduce the risk of suicide and enlist help for young children.



The Process

The “ASK” Workshop successfully blends a variety of teaching and learning modalities including
mini-lecture, Socratic dialogue, video, small group work, and case studies. Led by one
facilitator, from 12 to 36 participants can comfortably work through the material together.

Participants will receive:

  • A workbook
  • Caregiver tool
  • Wallet card
  • Certificate


Whole Courses

Whole Courses can be a cost-effective way of training your team in your own venue. If your organisation is based in Brighton & Hove and works with at risk target groups we may be able to offer a discount based on the allocation of funded places. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs, and possible discounts and funding options.

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