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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training February 2019

February 27 - February 28, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm

Beaudry Place, 10-50 Bellerose Drive, St. Albert, T8N 3L5
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Do you work or live in St. Albert? St. Albert Community & Social Development Department is hosting ASIST Training for those who work or live in our community.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for **everyone—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

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 has saved and changed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.

This is a 2-day course. Participants must attend the full 14 hours to receive certification.

**This course is not recommended for any individuals who are actively or recently dealing with personal challenges/suicidal ideation or who are grieving a recent loss.

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