Register Now for the ASIST Workshop August 25th and 26th, 8am – 4pm

ASIST two-day training
Anyone can learn the skills to help save a life from suicide.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

When: The Two-Day Workshop is August 25th through 26th.  8am to 4pm both days.

Where: The workshop will be held at the American Legion Post 19 located at 315 Meadowbrook Circle, Gardner, KS 66030

Cost: The cost to attend is $60.

Seats are limited.  If you plan to attend, please fill out the registration form below.

ASIST two-day training
Anyone can learn the skills to help save a life from suicide.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

Learning goals and objectives
Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
• Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
• Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
• Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
• Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
• Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

Workshop features:
• Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
• A scientifically proven intervention model
• Powerful audiovisual learning aids
• Group discussions
• Skills practice and development
• A balance of challenge and safety

LivingWorks
Living Works Education is a suicide intervention training company that trains community helpers of all kinds to work in this intervention context. Operating as a private social enterprise corporation, it employs all of the financial discipline, innovation and determination of any private sector business to achieve its mission.