ASIST is a two-day workshop facilitated by two trainers. The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. The learning process is based on adult learning principles and highly participatory. Graduated skills development occurs through mini-lectures, facilitated discussions, group simulations, and role plays.
- Assess the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
- Describe the intervention needs of a person at risk of suicide
- Create an understanding of the impact that attitudes can have on the intervention process
- Present a model for effective suicide intervention
- Provide participants with the knowledge and skills to recognize risk and develop SafePlans to reduce the risk of suicide
- Develop skills through observation and supervised simulation experiences in large and small groups
- Generate information about resources in the local community Generate a commitment by participants to transform local resources into helping networks, creating shared language in suicide prevention/intervention
ASIST can be learned and used by anyone ages 16 and older. ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, general public caregivers and the clinical workforce, but participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop.
Complete 2-day session