[22072122S] ASIST Suicide Prevention Training (Las Vegas)

[22072122S] ASIST Suicide Prevention Training (Las Vegas)

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Las Vegas Center for Spiritual Living

4325 N Rancho Dr, #110

Las Vegas, NV 89130

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LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid.

About this event

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.

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Note

The Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention closely follows the latest guidance from the Center for Disease Control, as well as federal, state and local mandates. At this time, our current guidance for our in-person classes is as follows:

  • On the first day of the class, if you have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 5 days or are currently experiencing symptoms (e.g., sore throat, cough, body ache, hardness in breathing), please cancel your class registration and reschedule for a later date.
  • Masks are optional and encouraged regardless of vaccination status.
  • Social distancing will be possible dependent on the size of the classroom. If you require space for social distancing, please contact the event organizer and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • Please bring your own pen, to avoid the need for sharing.

This free ASIST class is fully funded by the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention. To make a donation to support the Las Vegas Center for Spiritual Living, please visit this link.

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