Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the standard training experience for suicide prevention in our community, presented in collaboration with LivingWorks.
About the Course
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk 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—ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.
By 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.
- Understand a person at risk’s story about suicide as well as recognize turning points that connect the person to life.
- Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe for now.
- Confirm the person at risk’s faith in the safe plan and their intent to follow it through.
All caregivers, formally designated or not; adults and youth 16+.
Duration: 2 Days
Location: CMHA Ottawa, 311 McArthur Ave
Training Room: Basement Level
Cost: $250; $200 (students)
- January 23-24th, 2020
- February 20-21st, 2020
- March 19-20th, 2020
- May 21-22nd, 2020
- June 4-5th, 2020
- February 8th & 9th, 2020
- April 23-24th, 2020
For additional questions or information please contact our Learning & Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 613-737-7791 ext. 217.
LivingWorks is a public service corporation whose vision is enhancing resources today and saving lives for tomorrow. Our mission is to create learning experiences that help communities prevent suicide. We train locally-based trainers so that the benefits of our programs live on in the community. Local resources can better transfer learning to others in the community in a cost effective manner.
LivingWorks monitors quality, updates programs and supports the international trainer resource network. The aim is to have all of the benefits of local resources plus the advantages of a central organization dedicated to quality.
Working with caregivers of all kinds, LivingWorks prepares helpers to competently intervene with a person at risk of suicide.