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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

September 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am - September 21, 2016 @ 4:30 pm


Learn the skills to save a life.

Training Overview

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day workshop designed for all community members. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective suicide intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.  This suicide prevention training will enhance a person’s ability to assist a person at risk of suicide. ASIST enhances skills to intervene until either the immediate risk of suicide is reduced or additional life-assistance resources can be found.

The training is divided into four learning modules: attitudes, knowledge, intervention and resources.   Skills and principles are   illustrated with case studies, presented in videos, role-play simulations, discussions, and the Suicide Intervention Handbook. Developed by LivingWorks Education, inc., the workshop prepares Suicide First Aid Caregivers to integrate intervention principles into everyday practice.

Skills Obtained

By the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • Dispel myths about suicide
  • Identify indicators and assess suicidal risk
  • Intervene with a person at risk for suicide
  • Reduce barriers which hinder the ability to be direct and comfortable with suicidal situations
  • Engage in building resource networks for individuals at risk of suicide

CEUs have been pre-approved for Social Workers, Nurses, Law Enforcement Officers, Licensed Addiction Counselors, and Emergency Medical Professionals in North Dakota and Law Enforcement Officers in Minnesota.

Participants must attend the training for the entire time, both days.


September 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am
September 21, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
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Ashley L
(701) 293-6462


Elgin Community Center
305 Main Street N
Elgin, ND United States
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