Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Summer 2017 Dates Added
Suicide affects us all. Every year, more people die by suicide than in traffic accidents. Anyone can be at risk, but suicide can be prevented through the actions of prepared caregivers.
Just as CPR skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills necessary for suicide first aid. ASIST is a two-day, intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to provide practical training that will help you recognize risk and learn how to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
ASIST will give you the confidence to ask about suicide and provide you with the tools to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Create a life-assisting community … It begins with you. The benefits live on.
This training is facilitated by the Canadian Mental Health Association Durham in partnership with Living Works, a leader in suicide intervention training. The ASIST certificate is valid for three years. Before a current ASIST certificate expires, individuals can participate in a half-day ASIST Tune-up Workshop.
ASIST training dates:
August 24th and 25th 9:00 am-4:00 pm
**Space is limited**
Location: Canadian Mental Health Durham, 60 Bond St. West, Oshawa
Length: 14 hours of instruction over two days
Format: Mini-lectures, group discussions, simulations and role playing exercises provide the basis for information and skill development.
For questions or concerns on workshops and training, please contact:
905-436-8760, ext. 137