Trauma-Informed Approaches to Youth Suicide Prevention


“Childhood adversity and other forms of unresolved trauma are to the human operating system what viruses are to the computer brain.”

Dr. John Briere

Course Outline:

  • Why trauma and suicide?
  • Elements of trauma
  • The effects of trauma on our mental health
  • How to shift focus from an at-risk to an at-promise perspective
  • The neurophysiology of empathy
  • Childhood trauma and suicide
  • Tools for helping

If you are interested in having us present Trauma-Informed Approaches to Youth Suicide Prevention, please contact us at 250-753-2495, toll free at 1-877-753-2495, or via email at Please include preferred dates and an estimate of how many attendees from your agency or business would participate. Thank you.

Please note that this customizable, three-hour workshop can be facilitated on our premises, at your location, or in a virtual environment.


Fee: $1000; Fee for nonprofit agencies: $750
Maximum Number of Participants: 24; Mininum: 8


Based on a workshop first presented in tribute to Crisis Line Awareness Week in 2014.


When registering for a VICS Community Education workshop, you help to financially support our Crisis Chat and Crisis Text services.

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