About Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.
As the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop, LivingWorks’ ASIST program is supported by numerous evaluations including independent and peer-reviewed studies. Results demonstrate that ASIST helps participants become more willing, ready, and able to intervene with someone at risk of suicide.
Our ASIST courses are led by two registered facilitators and every person who completes the 2-day (15-hour) course receives a certificate. The course is typically offered over two consecutive days from 8:30 am-4:30 pm at our location, 930 Portage Avenue. We offer courses open to the public throughout the year but if you have a group of 10 people or more in need of ASIST training, we can offer a course for your group at the location of your choice. Contact us for more information about group courses.
Goals and Objectives
In the course of the two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
- Understand the ways personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
- Provide guidance and suicide first-aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
- Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
- Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
- Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
Cost: $275.00 per person
For more information please contact us at 204-982-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org