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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training November 24 and 25, 2022 Edmonton. Open to First Responders, Military Personnel and Veterans.
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.
Legacy Place Society is hosting this November 24 & 25, 2022 ASIST Class. Normally cost is $250 per person, however sponsorship funding has been provided by Living Hope and from 3rd party fund raisers for Legacy Place Society. Your $100 deposit will be refunded once you’ve completed the class. If you are not in attendance Legacy Place will be charged the full $250 and you will NOT receive your deposit. Contact Legacy Place Society at 403-201-9945 if further questions.
THANK YOU TO NORWOOD LEGION (11150 82ND St NW Edmonton, AB) for hosting this important class!