The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) program is designed for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST uses many different teaching processes to create a practice-oriented and interactive learning experience. The emphasis of the two-day (16 hours) workshop is on suicide first aid.
At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
- Recognize invitations for help
- Reach out and offer support
- Review the risk of suicide
- Apply a suicide intervention model
- Link persons at risk of suicide with community resources.
This workshop is appropriate for all caregivers, including: professionals, counselors, social workers, paraprofessionals, teachers, youth workers, clergy, physicians, community volunteers, mental health professionals and family members. Attendance on both days is essential and also required for
Continuing Education Credits*
Continuing Education credits are available for the following Nevada licensed professionals: Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors (13.5), Marriage & Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors (15.0), Psychologists (13.0), and Nurses, and Social Workers (12.5). This workshop is also recognized by the Nevada Board of Education (1.0) and POST (15.0) credit.
**This training has been approved for CEU Credits for Social Workers, Nurses, MFT, CPC, Psychological Examiners (13), NDE (1.0), State EMS (14), SNHD EMS, Pharmacy and POST (15).