ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
The ASIST workshop takes place in person over two consecutive days from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Attendance for the full two days is mandatory, and late arrivals/early departures are not
Every participant who attends the full training will receive a certificate of completion with hours
stated on the certificate. Additionally, 13 free CEUs for licensed mental health providers and
DPSST first responders are provided. More information about ASIST may be found here:
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone aged 16 and over is encouraged to take ASIST. It provides a suicide first-aid intervention model for relationships with family, friends and co-workers.
- It can also be incorporated into more formal helping roles such as counseling, health care, crisis services, or chaplaincy. You can play a vital role in creating Networks of Safety from suicide.
What Will You Learn?
- In ASIST you will learn how to help someone thinking about suicide develop a personalized SafePlan to keep safe-for-now and connect with further help.
- Learn to apply a Safety Framework to guide the development of this SafePlan through a collaborative helping relationship.
- You will also consider how personal and community attitudes about suicide affect someone’s openness to seek help and your ability to provide it.
- This workshop will increase your willingness, confidence, and capacity to provide suicide first-aid.
How Will You Learn?
- We aim to provide a safe learning environment.
- Trainer presentations and powerful videos to stimulate discussion and support learning
- Extensive opportunities for skills practice
- Shared participant experiences that enrich learning
- Trainer-facilitated workgroups to optimize participation
- Direct and honest discussion about suicide is encouraged. While sometimes challenging, this prepares helpers to openly approach people with thoughts of suicide, and to help them keep safe.
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