Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day accredited workshop designed to increase risk recognition and intervention skill levels of teachers, outreach workers, health workers, social workers, human resources personnel, etc. ASIST is an intensive, interactive and practice-based course designed to provide intervention skills to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is the most widely use, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world.

In 2019, ASIST is scheduled to run on the following dates:

January 23 and 24
February 20 and 21
March 20 and 21
April 24 and 25
May 22 and 23 (Cancelled)
June 19 and 20
September 18 and 19 (Sold Out)
October 23 and 24
November 20 and 21

Cost: $225

Learning Objectives:
The goal of ASIST is to enhance a caregiver’s abilities to assist a person at risk to avoid suicide.  By completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize that caregivers and persons at risk are affected by personal and societal attitudes about suicide;
  • Discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner;
  • Identify risk alerts and develop a safe plan related to them;
  • Demonstrate the skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide;
  • List the types of resources available to a person at risk of suicide, including themselves;
  • Make a commitment to improving community resources and networking; and
  • Recognize that suicide prevention is broader than suicide intervention and includes life promotion and self-care for persons at risk and for caregivers.