March 7: ASIST Training – Henderson KY
Posted on: February 26, 2019

DATE: Thursday, March 7, 2019 and Friday, March 8, 2019
TIME: 8:00am- 4:00pm CENTRAL (each day)
2601 US Hwy 60, Henderson, KY 42420

This training is made available at a reduced rate of $10 by the Indiana Chapter of AFSP thanks to the generous donations from the Out of the Darkness Walks.  This $10 includes lunch!

Pre-Registration is required:

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 do not 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.

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

ASIST helps to build regional networks of trained caregivers who can support each other and use common terminology to approach suicide and safety.

Lunch will be provided at no additional charge. If you have dietary restrictions, please let you trainers Jill and/or Sam know prior to 3/1

Jill Hoskins
[email protected]
(812) 455-6592

Sam Preston
[email protected]

Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition, Inc.
Owensboro, Kentucky

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