Assessing and Managing Risk for Self-Directed Violence Workshop coming to Fleming College October 21 – 22, 2019

Peterborough ON – (September 23, 2019) A two-day workshop providing an opportunity to learn about assessing and managing risk for self-directed violence is coming to Fleming College on October 21 and 22, 2019 in partnership with Protect International. The workshop takes place at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough, Ont.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn new skills and build on existing skills in assessing and managing risk for self-directed violence. Topics will include:

  • The nature of self-directed violence and self-directed violence risk
  • Principles of self-directed violence risk assessment and management, focusing on structured professional judgement approaches
  • Administration of the Self-Directed Violence guidelines

The workshop will feature two internationally recognized experts, prolific authors and engaging presenters, Dr. Brianne Layden and Dr. Kelly Watt. Dr. Layden and Dr. Watt have been involved in developing, implementing and evaluating risk assessment procedures around the world, and work as Threat Assessment Specialists at Protect International Risk and Safety Services Inc.

The workshop is designed for professionals working in higher education, as well as those working within criminal justice, health care and social services. Community partners are invited to participate in the workshop to ensure that risk is evaluated consistently. 

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About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.


Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

705.749.5530 x 1366