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Event Name

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Training (2 Day)
Course/Workshop
Intended Audience: General Public, Professionals
Provided by: CMHA Ottawa

Date and Time

Thu Dec 14 to Fri Dec 15, 2017 (This event is over)
8:30 - 4:00pm

Location

1355 Bank St., Ottawa, ON, K1H 8K7

Event Description

Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent. Training can help us see and respond to these invitations for help. It can give you the confidence to ask about suicide if you are concerned about someone’s safely. It can provide you with the tools to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It can give you the confidence to ask about suicide if you are concerned about someone’s safely. It can provide you with the tools to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
ASIST is a two-day, interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide life-assisting, first-aid intervention. Small group discussions and skills practice are based on adult learning principles. ASIST teaches Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL), a practical guide to doing suicide interventions. Powerful videos support learning.
Who Can Attend?
All caregivers, formally designated or not; adults and youth 16 plus.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:
• Identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
• Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions.
• Understand a person at risk’s story about suicide as well as recognize turning points that connect the person to life.
• Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe-for-now.
• Confirm the person at risk’s faith in the safe plan and their intent to follow it through.

Cost: $250; $200 for students
Please follow the link to register online.

More Info

613-737-7791 x217

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This event is listed under these topics

Parents, Families & Caregivers
Suicide
Primary Care (e.g. Family physicians, paediatricians, nurse practitioners)
Professionals
Last modified Nov 22, 2017 11:12am
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