SUICIDE INTERVENTION Training Opportunity to Happen In SPRINGDALE

Learn to intervene with someone at risk of suicide. 2-day course open to anyone aged 16 & up.

SUICIDE INTERVENTION Training Opportunity to Happen In SPRINGDALE

 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day workshop in suicide first-aid. It teaches people to “recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.”

ASIST is widely used by healthcare professionals but you don’t need any formal training to attend the two-day workshop.

The course will run September 25th and 26th, 2018.

It is open to anyone aged 16 and up.

Participants must register by September 7th by calling 673-4435. The cost for each participant will depend on the number of people registered.

In the two days participants learn to:

• Understand the ways 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

To read more about the ASIST course, visit:
www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/