ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Time & Location
About the Event
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. This workshop is being offered free of cost through the Northern Minnesota Suicide Prevention/Crisis Text Line Grant (participants are responsible for any associated meal and/or travel costs) and provides 14 clock hours (certificate available at the end of the second day). The workshop will take place April 29 and 30, 8:30am-4:30pm both days.
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
To register*: Email Meghann Levitt at firstname.lastname@example.org, providing your first and last name and phone number. If you are registering more than yourself, please also provide email addresses.
*Please note: Participants must be able to attend both full days to register. Registration is limited and is required by Friday, April 17.