ASIST WORKSHOP

 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

 Our Core Beliefs

 
  • Sustaining the hope that suicide-safer communities are possible.
  • As these beliefs find expression in the community through our programs, we envision benefits that will live on:
  • Suicide will be less of a community health problem.
  • Suicide will be better understood.
  • Suicidal behavior will be reduced.
  • Help seeking will be more common.
  • Relationships will be strengthened.
  • More attention will be focused upon life preservation and promotion.
  • Cooperation will grow.
  • Intervention skills will be widely known and used.
  • Large numbers of people will be taught intervention skills.
  • More research funds will go toward exploring fundamental questions about suicide.

 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