– Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions. Small group discussions and skills practice are based on adult learning principles.
ASIST teaches the Suicide Intervention Model, a practical guide to doing suicide interventions. Powerful videos support learning.
Who can attend?All caregivers, formally designated or not; minimum age 16 years.
Learning outcomesBy the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:
- identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- understand how 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 safety commitments, accessing further help as needed
The role of ASIST in a suicide-safer community
ASIST caregivers complete the process that safeTALK helpers start, providing life-saving suicide first aid interventions.
For information about becoming a trainer of any of these programs, contact LivingWorks at 1-888-733-5484 or visit www.livingworks.net.