Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)» 22/07/2011, Posted by Site Admin
A two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) will be held on:
18 - 19 August
8.30 am - 4.30 pm
Waipahihi Marae, Taupo
Free registration. Refreshments and lunch provided.
This training has been designed by Lifeline, and is predominantly for those working with Maori in the community where they may have first contact with persons at risk of suicidal behaviours. It will be facilitated by Youth Line clinical psychologists.
There are limited places available so to register for this course please contact:
Andrea Fadhil - 07 349 1188 ext 8752 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See attached for more information.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day skills-based, interactive workshop teaching you how to:
* Recognise suicide signals
* Know how to respond appropriately using a three-step process
* Explore with a person at risk what's going on for them
* Provide real support and create safety
* Link those at risk to further assistance in the community.
ASIST participants will be better prepared to:
* Reflect on how their attitudes and beliefs about suicide affect their intervention role
* Raise the issue of suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner and explore what's going on for them in a constructive way
* Work with the person to create a safety
* Review immediate suicide risk and develop appropriate safe-plans
* Identify resources and supports available to a person at risk
* Make a commitment to improving community resources, and recognise that suicide prevention is broader than suicide first aid and includes life-promotion and self-care for caregivers.
The training is designed for anyone working with people in the community, e.g. nurses, caregivers, social workers, teachers, counsellors, guidance counsellors, youth workers, ministers, Maori wardens, reception staff, volunteers, community leaders, etc.