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 used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world.
We implemented new restrictions for our Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Workshops in accordance with the Government of Alberta restrictions.
These new restrictions inclulde:
- Each workshop will have a maximum of 12 participants.
- All participants are required to provide proof of double vaccination to attend.
- Masks are required inside the Nordic Court building at all times.
If you are registering after hours or on the weekend we cannot guarantee your spot until the following business day.
Due to the cost of running the workshop and lowered attendance numbers we have increased the price of the workshop to $275.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we all navigate this ever changing time.
If you are unable to attend training in person at this time but are in need of training on suicide prevention there is a 90-minute online program through LivingWorks call LivingWorks Start. This program can be taken on any computer or device and teaches people to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide as well as meaningful actions to keep them safe.
The following dates in 2021:
- September 22-23 (Full)
- October 27-28 (Full)
- November 24-25 (Full)
The following dates in 2022:
- January 19-20 FULL
- February 23-24 FULL
- March 23-24
- April 20-21
- May 25-26
- June 22-23
- September 21-22
- October 19-20
- November 23-24
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.