HSABC Webinar: Suicide Prevention Information Transfer Tool

January 18, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Webinar Description:
HSABC's Suicide Risk Factor Checklist webinar discusses how to use the suicide prevention checklist for providing information to local mental health providers, hospitals, and health authorities. HSABC's Suicide Risk Factor Checklist webinar teaches participants how to transfer pertinent information that mental health workers can use to engage vulnerable and at-risk populations. The Suicide Risk Factor Checklist Tool is not intended to replace a qualified mental health assessment. Rather, HSABC’s Suicide Risk Factor Checklist webinar is an interactive learning experience that can help participants effectively address risk factors in a supportive environment.

Instructor/s: Peter Fedos
Peter Fedos has worked in co-ed emergency residential services for 35 years. He started working in the Emergency Shelter sector in 1984. He has experience working with people in emergency shelters serving such populations as: infants up to 48 hours old, teens that were wards of the state and seniors 90+ and many others. Peter gained knowledge working front line in shelters and as a program supervisor. Peter worked emergency residential services in BC and Australia. He also managed a street youth outreach team in the St Kilda area of Melbourne, Australia. Peter began working with an adult homeless population in 1993. For the past 28 years he has worked as an Emergency Shelter program manager. Peter managed two shelters (35 beds and 10 beds), 20 transitional housing units and a mobile street outreach team. Peter has a Bachelor’s of Adult Education from the University of Fraser Valley (UFV). He is now off at present working on a combined Masters of Adult Education and Community Development from St Francis Xavier University,(STFX) NS