Understanding and responding to suicide and self-harm risk in young people

Understanding and Responding to Suicide and Self-Harm Risk in Young People

Working with risk in young people presents complex challenges. You will learn and practice techniques from specific models such as the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE) approach, and a risk formulation model that emphasises prevention over prediction. This two-day workshop will review contemporary concepts, and themes about working with suicide and self-harm and how they relate to working with young people with complex presentations.

At the completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • describe the usefulness and limitations of risk assessment frameworks;
  • apply skills of the CASE approach to exploring suicidal intent;
  • document and communicate risk formulations and safety plans more effectively with young people, their families, and the broader system;
  • apply risk prevention principles when working with challenging presentations; and
  • reflect on the impact that working with suicide and self-harm can have on clinicians and teams.

Day 1 - Wednesday 17 April, 2024

Day 2 - Thursday 18 April, 2024


In person, Parkville

This two-day in person workshop will be held in the Orygen Colonial Foundation Innovation Centre, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville.

Please arrive by 9.15am for a 9.30am start. Paid parking is available on site and at the Melbourne Zoo nearby. Public transport is available at Royal Park Station (Upfield line), and Tram 58 (West Coburg).