ASIST at Porter Education Rehab Campus

December 8th, 2010 - By Get Healthy Staff

From the Get Healthy Inbox—We’re committed to keeping you informed on health care news and ideas throughout the region and nation. Here’s today’s recommendation, submitted by A Positive Approach to Teen Health (PATH):

ASIST is a two-day suicide first-aid workshop offering practical training for professional and non-professional community caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

ASIST is designed to help all caregivers become more comfortable, competent and confident when dealing with persons at risk. Suicide can be prevented through the actions of prepared caregivers. Just as CPR skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid. ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and estimate risk, and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participants will work small groups of one trainer to no more than 15 participants.

The workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, and community volunteers.

The cost of event is $145 and includes two full days of training and a boxed lunch from Jimmy John’s each day. You can save $15 if you register online by Friday, January 7. Space is limited to the first 30 registrations.

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