August 15-16, 2019 | 0800 – 1700

255 Clifton Blvd.
Westminster, Maryland 21157

Course Registration

Maximum number of students is 30, register soon!

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.

National Center Chaplain Development 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.

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

Affiliate Partners

Armed Forces Mission
Grace School of Theology
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
International Conference of Police Chaplains
Living Shield Ministries
The Counseling Team International
The Stronger Alliance
The Joyful Child Foundation

Continuing Education

National Center for Chaplain Development provides continuing education contact hours through Orange County EMS Provider #30-0120. This class provides1.6 CE for 16 contact hours.

Course Facilitator

Sr. Chaplain Ken Schlenker, Founder CAREForce I [email protected]

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