Community Education

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

What is ASIST Training?

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day, interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide life-assisting, first-aid intervention. Everyone is welcome to join our small group discussions and skills practice are based on adult learning principles. ASIST teaches pathways for assisting life (PAL), a practical guide to doing suicide interventions.

Participants will be better able to:

  • Identify people who have suicidal thoughts
  • Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
  • Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe-for-now
  • Confirm the person at risk’s faith in the safety plan and their intent to

CEU’s: Nursing; Social Work; Psychology; Counseling; (including substance abuse): fee associated.

The two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is designed for members of all caregiving groups. It is used to improve caregivers’ abilities to intervene until either the immediate danger of suicide is reduced or additional assistance or can be accessed. A direct comparison to the CPR program of the American Heart Association is appropriate. Like the “Heart saver” program, the workshop is designed to provide caregivers with emergency “first aid” skills for helping persons at risk of suicidal behaviors.

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