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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

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Public Safety Training Center

50 Kate Wagner Road

Westminster, Maryland 21157

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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.

In the course of the two-day workshop, ASIST 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

You must attend both days of the workshop. The workshop is from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm both days.

Sponsored by the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration’s Office of Workforce Development and Training.

The Office of Workforce Development and Training is authorized by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists to sponsor continuing education programs for Category A CEU (12.75), the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor social work continuing education programs for Category I CEU (12.75), the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and the Maryland Association of Prevention Professionals & Advocates to sponsor continuing education programs for CEU (12.75). Participants must attend all hours of the training and submit an evaluation to receive a certificate. The Office of Workforce Development and Training maintains full responsibility for this program.

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