We are delighted to be working with Social Care Ireland again. In June we’ll be running Suicide Response Training in association with Social Care Ireland at a subsidised rate. This session will carry CPD points through Social Care Ireland.
This session is open to members and non-members and will go ahead online, June 22nd from 10am to 3pm. You can buy tickets via Social Care Ireland by clicking here
Driving Change’s Suicide Response training is delivered by Kayla Cooley & Caitriona Mc Mahon, co-founders of a well established non-profit called Community Crisis Response Team (CCRT). CCRT travel to people in suicidal distress 365 nights a year. Kayla & Caitriona are also both PG researchers in Limerick Institute of Technology, researching suicide and childhood trauma. This suicide response training brings together their frontline experience, theory, research and context in order to give the most well-rounded approach to suicide intervention as possible.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of suicide within a social context
2. In depth knowledge of how to recognise, and respond to suicide situations
3. Be able to identify and understand the causal factors contributing to suicide
4. Understand the key tasks and responsibilities of a professional with suicide response skills
5. To be able to understand and demonstrate professional practice skills, including safe and effective practice as per the needs of the person in distress.
6. Recognise their role in suicide prevention including the importance of professional boundaries and referral pathways.
7. Understand the importance of empowerment, empathy, connection and person-centred care
Caitriona McMahon is a postgraduate researcher in the Technological University of the Shannon and part of the ASCEND Research Group (Applied Social Care Education and practice in New Directions). Caitriona’s research focus is childhood trauma. Caitriona is also co-founder and director of Community Crisis Response Team. A non-profit organisation travelling to people in suicidal distress. Aside form her studies and charity work Caitriona is passionate about building knowledge and offering insight from her own personal story of struggling with suicidal thoughts. Caitriona & Kayla also host a weekly podcast called Mental Health Hour where they discussing life & work in the social professions. Qualifications: MA by Research – Childhood Trauma Currently with the Technological University of the Shannon; BA (Hons) Social Care Work Limerick Institute of Technology; Mental Health in The Community University College Cork
Kayla Cooley is a postgraduate researcher in the Technological University of the Shannon, she is part of both the Loss & Grief Research Group and the Health, Education and Social Research Group. Kayla’s research focus on suicide and the internet, specifically pro-suicide content online. Kayla is also co-founder and director of Community Crisis Response Team, a well-established non-profit organisation travelling to people in suicidal distress 365 nights a year. Aside from her studies and charity work, one of Kayla’s big passions is in educating and facilitating change in how we respond to suicide. Kayla & Caitriona also host a weekly podcast called Mental Health Hour discussing life and work in the social professions. Qualifications: MA by Research – Pro-Suicide Content Online Currently with the Technological University of the Shannon; BA (Hons) Social Care Work Limerick Institute of Technology; Youth & Community Development University College Cork.