June 20-21 2019 | 0800 – 1700

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Maximum number of students is 30, register soon!

This course has been subsidized by Cassidy Joined for Hope.
$90/Attendee

Course Purpose

ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is one of the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. ASIST prepares professionals, volunteers and informal helpers to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety. Trainers are certified by Living Works, Inc. as accomplished practitioners in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts 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—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

Topics Covered

  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
  • Seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
  • Review current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behavior for an agreed amount of time
  • Follow-up on all safety commitments, accessing further help as needed.
  • Increase knowledge and confidence to respond to a person at risk of suicide
  • Recognize invitation for help
  • Demonstrate the skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide
  •  Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that 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

Workshop features:

  • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
  • A scientifically proven intervention model
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids
  • Group discussions
  • Skills practice and development
  • A balance of challenge and safety

CAREForce provides organizational development, training, and practical response to individuals and organizations in crisis. Trained chaplains working within a triad of care consisting of mental health, peer support and chaplains, provide physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and spiritual support following a critical incident.



Affiliate Partners

Adam Davis Ministries
Armed Forces Mission
Calvary Steel Ministries
Cassidy Joined for Hope
Clinical Pastoral Education International Coach Alliance
Counseling Team International
Grace Center for Spiritual Development
Grace School of Theology
HeroTalk
Integrative Recovery
International Conference of Police Chaplains
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Joyful Child Foundation
Living Shield Ministries
LivingWorks
National Council for Behavioral Health
Reflective Life Media
Remembrance Project
Seeking Hope
Stronger Alliance

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