FirstLink Events & Trainings
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ASIST – Fargo, ND
March 10 @ 8:30 am - March 11 @ 6:00 pm$50 – $150
Learn the skills to help save a life.
Participants must attend the entire time, both days.
The world’s leading suicide intervention training program.
Trusted by professionals yet learnable by anyone, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training ASIST is the only workshop of its kind. Updated continually to reflect new knowledge, ASIST has been empowering people to provide skilled, life-saving interventions for over 35 years. 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.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:
- Dispel myths about suicide
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
- Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
- Reduce barriers which hinder the ability to be direct and comfortable with suicidal situations
- Understand a person at risk’s story about suicide as well as recognize turning points that connect the person to life
- Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe-for-now
- Engage in building resource networks for individuals at risk of suicide
This course have been pre-approved for 1 Ethics and 12 Regular CEUs for North Dakota Social Workers. CEUs have been pre-approved Nurses, Law Enforcement Officers, and Emergency Medical Professionals in North Dakota.
Registration Rates: $200 for standard registration, $150 per person for a group of three or more, $100 for students and seniors.
Early Bird discount available through February 25, 2020. Use Coupon Code EARLY for $50 off per person.
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