Prevent Suicide Wisconsin 2021 Session Workshop: Peer Support and Trauma-Informed Responses to Crisis (Password: PSW2021!)
Source: Prevent Suicide Wisconsin 2021
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), LGBTQIA+ People, Peers, People experiencing Suicidal Urges, People who have experienced Trauma, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Crisis Response System, Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Peer Support, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Rural Services, Self-help/Emotional Regulation, Suicide Postvention, Suicide Prevention, Trauma-informed
Trust, transparency, and choice are some of the key elements of a trauma-informed approach to support. But when a person expresses thoughts of suicide, crisis interventions can often take away choice and transparency, and the use of coercion and force can break trust and cause further harm. This workshop will examine alternative responses to crisis and highlight the role of peer support programs such as peer run respite and warmlines.
• Objective 1: Learn the six key principles of trauma-informed interventions.
• Objective 2: Examine barriers to trauma-informed approaches in current suicide prevention efforts.
• Objective 3: Explore peer support programs such as warmlines and peer run respites as alternative responses to crisis.