Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) — AFSP

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

From: Jul. 21, 2020, 9 a.m.

To: Jul. 22, 2020, 5 p.m.

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For questions about this event, contact Christopher Epperson at [email protected].

Please consider the following before registering for this event:
1. If you are a survivor of an attempt or a survivor of suicide loss within the last 18 months, the topics discussed during ASIST may be very difficult and/or triggering for you.
2 Are you willing to intervene with a person at suicide risk?
3. Is there any reason you would be uncomfortable providing help to a person at risk of suicide?

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.

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
ASIST helps to build regional networks of trained caregivers who can support each and use common terminology to approach suicide and safety.

All attendees for the ASIST workshop must attend both days to receive your certificate for this training.

DATE: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 and Wednesday July 22, 2020
TIME: 9:00am-5:00pm (both days)
LOCATION: Resource Center
5750 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas, Texas 75235

$90 registration fee

Christopher Epperson
[email protected]
(214) 559-4646

Space is limited for this workshop. If you have questions or not able to attend, please contact Christopher Epperson at [email protected]

* To receive your certificate, you must attend both 8 hour days.