For your calendar purposes note we will be hosting an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshop in Calgary on February 9&10, 2023. Location is at Calgary Police Headquarters 5111-47th St NE Calgary (bring 2 pieces of government issued ID). We have fully funded the $250 registration cost for this class. It will be open to the Legacy Place Family of Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical/Fire Services, 911 Dispatch, Veterans and Military Personnel. Email us directly to register. firstname.lastname@example.org
Together, we can prevent suicide. The vast majority of people who attempt suicide and receive a caring intervention do not re-attempt. This class teaches you how to skillfully respond to people considering suicide.
Attending this two-day course will train you to intervene with an individual who is thinking about suicide.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. 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 don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 18 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
Focusing upon the role of ASIST caregivers in a suicide-safer community, the goal of ASIST is to train caregivers who are willing, ready and able to provide life-assisting, suicide first aid. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.
All participants who complete the course (14 hours of instruction time) will receive a certificate of participation.
ASIST is recognized by Canadian Accreditation Council Of Human Services (CACOHS) and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). Participants who have current ASIST certificate can obtain 14 hours of Category A professional development credits. If you do not belong to ASWB, please check with your professional association to see if you qualify for credits.
“This class confirmed to me that in both a professional and personal sense, we as first responders and just as people are woefully under equipped to deal with suicide and talking about death in general. The skills learned from ASIST will better equip the responder to have a productive intervention and give them the confidence to do so. Thank you Legacy Place for providing this essential training to us” …JD and S