Anyone can dial 2-1-1 to reach a counselor 24/7, but what if they don't want to pick up the phone? You can personally make a difference in their life with the proper training -- and it's not anywhere near as daunting as it sounds!
Participants will be better able to:
• Identify people who have thoughts of suicide,
• Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions,
• Listen to the story of a person at risk and recognize turning points that connect them to life, and
• Conduct a safety assessment, develop a safe plan, and confirm the safety actions to be done.
2-1-1 Big Bend's two LivingWorks trainers, Katie and Paulina, lead the suicide first aid workshop 3-4 times a year. If the next one is not yet scheduled, you can sign up for a waiting list below!
Who should attend an ASIST workshop?ASIST is designed for anyone to attend! Anyone aged 16 or older can learn suicide intervention skills. It can be useful for:
What should I expect/bring to the workshop?You only need to bring the willingness to learn from others; we’ll provide everything else! We will be working both in large and smaller groups with a mix of classroom-style presentations, group discussions, and practicing skills.
Does ASIST provide CEUs?Although Continuing Education Unit (CEU) standards vary across organizations, ASIST does qualify for 15 CEUs.
How much does it cost to attend?Community members are charged $150. An initial payment of $75 must be received to reserve your spot. This goes towards training materials and meals (breakfast, lunch, and snacks) for both days.
We hope to meet you soon!