The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program is designed for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST uses many different teaching processes to create a practice-oriented and interactive learning experience. The emphasis of the two-day (16 hours) workshop is on suicide first aid.
At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
- Recognize invitations for help
- Reach out and offer support
- Review the risk of suicide
- Apply a suicide intervention model
- Link persons at risk of suicide with community resources
This workshop is appropriate for all caregivers, including: professionals, counselors, social workers, paraprofessionals, teachers, youth workers, clergy, physicians, community volunteers, mental health professionals and family members. Attendance on both days is essential and also required for Continuing Education Credits*
**There are CEU’s for this training for those licensed by the following Nevada Boards of Social Work / MFT / ADGC / Psychological / Pharmacy / EMS / Physical Therapy / POST. You will need to give your Nevada Board license number on the registration form in order to receive the CEU’s. Continuing Education credits range from 13 to 15 depending on the board.
This training is offered through a partnership between the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the State of Nevada’s Office of Suicide Prevention.