Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. This training is free and is open to all. Participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop; ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.
The ASIST workshop will be held for free over two days at the Twisp Works campus on April 12th and 13th from 9:00 to 4:30. Advanced registration is required. Register online by clicking HERE. Call Room One 997-2050 with questions and read more about this opportunity below!
By the end of the two-day workshop, ASIST participants will be comfortable using the scientifically proven ASIST model and as a result, significantly increase their knowledge and skills in:
- Exploring beliefs and attitudes about suicide and how these impact the helping process
- Understanding warning signs for suicide and way individuals invite help
- Developing strategies for working though challenging conversations and crisis situations related to suicide
- Learning the steps for determining levels of risk
- Working effectively with the person at risk in order to create strategies for ensuring safety-for-now
- Ensuring, when necessary, that appropriate and timely referral to additional help is made
ASIST is the most widely utilized intervention skills training in the world and is highly regarded. ASIST is listed on the Best Practice Registry of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and both meets and exceeds the mandate for training under Washington Legislation Bill Numbers 2366 (mental health), 1336 (schools) and 2315/1426 (health professionals).