Suicide Prevention: Pathway to Care and Postvention

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, November 16, 2022
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • 100% approval rating
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Learners' Own Words

"Very sensitive treatment of a difficult topic. Thank you!"

"I really enjoy the engagement activities throughout the webinar."

"Awesome job by the presenter, Stephanie."

Your Training Description

We all have a role to play in suicide prevention. You will be better equipped to help when you understand how a Pathway to Care strategy is used as part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention. Learn what you can do within a framework of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. Explore suicide as a public health problem that can be addressed with principles of postvention to promote healing and prevention. Gain resources to be more confident in partnering and referring to fully support young people in all respects.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Identify three components of suicide prevention
  • Examine nine key strategies that form a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention
  • Define the referral Pathway to Care and explore how it is used to identify and connect people to support
  • Define suicide postvention and its importance
  • Describe the goals and phases of a postvention response

Your Trainer

Stephanie Downey is a Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Health based out of Bemidji, MN. She enjoys supporting communities to address and engage in suicide prevention efforts. Stephanie’s journey to her work in the field of suicide prevention grew from a passion to serve youth and families. Stephanie’s background and knowledge of youth mental health and substance abuse issues is rooted in a 20-year career at a residential treatment facility delivering assessment, mental health, and dual diagnosis services. Stephanie has a 13-year history of coordinating suicide prevention education, awareness, and advocacy to communities at a local level with extensive work within school systems. Since 2017 Stephanie has been working with the Minnesota Department of Health Suicide Prevention Unit. Stephanie is a certified trainer for Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR), Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK), Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM), and Connect Postvention.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: MENTAL HEALTH BASICS.

Build your understanding of prevalent mental health issues among youth today, learn how to connect youth with appropriate mental health resources, and practice good self-care strategies.

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