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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)- May
Wed, May 24, 2017, 8:30 AM – Thu, May 25, 2017, 5:00 PM CDT
**If you have any trouble registering online for this training, please contact Emily or Ashley at 701-293-6462 to be registered manually!
Learn the skills to save a life.
Suicide Training Overview
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day workshop designed for all community members. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective suicide intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community. This suicide prevention training will enhance a person’s ability to assist a person at risk of suicide. ASIST enhances skills to intervene until either the immediate risk of suicide is reduced or additional life-assistance resources can be found.
The training is divided into four learning modules: attitudes, knowledge, intervention and resources. Skills and principles are illustrated with case studies, presented in videos, role-play simulations, discussions, and the Suicide Intervention Handbook. Developed by LivingWorks Education, inc., the workshop prepares Suicide First Aid Caregivers to integrate intervention principles into everyday practice.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:
- Dispel myths about suicide
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
- Reduce barriers which hinder the ability to be direct and comfortable with suicidal situations
- 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
- Engage in building resource networks for individuals at risk of suicide
CEUs have been pre-approved for Social Workers, Nurses, Law Enforcement Officers, Licensed Addiction Counselors, and Emergency Medical Professionals in North Dakota and Law Enforcement Officers in Minnesota.
Participants must attend the entire time, both days.