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Skills for Safer Living April Group

Skills for Safer Living April Group

Skills for Safer Living (SfSL) is an evidence-based, suicide intervention program for youth considering suicide and their caregivers.

The group meets once a week for a 90-minute session for four weeks. In the sessions, youth learn to build skills and capacity to help keep themselves safe. Caregivers meet in a group that takes place at the same time. In addition to building capacity in youth, the program builds the same knowledge in families/caregivers. It intends to foster a feeling of support from and among caregivers in a situation that is scary, but not hopeless.

Each week the group will cover one of the four themes:

  • Creating a climate of safety
  • Building networks
  • Identifying early warning signs
  • Developing a safety plan

This group runs every Wednesday from April 3-24th from 6-7:30pm. Groups are held in person at the Distress Centre.

Please complete this form if you are interested in attending one of our Skills for Safer Living Groups. If you have a question about the group please contact SFSL@distresscentre.com

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, Distress Centre Calgary would like to honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.