ABOUT THIS TRAINING ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. Skills learned in one environment are transferable to others, creating a life-saving impact across the community. Help is possible when skills, opportunity, and safety are present. When these are available throughout the different facets of someone’s life, they’re more likely to receive help. ■ Live instruction, audiovisuals, and simulation ■ Trusted by professionals yet learnable by anyone ■ Built-in safety resources and features
WHO SHOULD ATTEND Anyone can experience thoughts of suicide. By giving participants the skills to help friends, family members, colleagues, and clients stay alive, ASIST supports suicide-safer communities. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, no formal training is needed to attend the workshop. Anyone 15 or older can learn and use the model.
LEARNING GOALS & OBJECTIVES Over the course of the two-day workshop, participants will 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
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS When registering, please indicate if either Social Work (13.5) or SCECH (11) credit hours are needed.
This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course approval #050820-01. LivingWorks Education is a suicide intervention training company that trains community helpers of all kinds to financial discipline, innovation, and determination of any private sector business to achieve its mission.
This training is brought to you in part by a grant from the Alden & Vada Dow Family Foundations as well as a large donation from the Arenac Community Center.