Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST is an internationally recognized two-day workshop developed by Living Works Education. This two-day practice-oriented training builds skills and confidence in suicide intervention.
June 24 & 25
Monday & Tuesday
|9am to 5pm||Crisis Centre
763 E Broadway, Vancouver
As an ASIST-trained responder, you will be better able to:
- Identify people who have thoughts of suicide;
- Understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions;
- Be able to apply the Pathway for Assisting Life model to intervene with someone at risk for suicide;
- Develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behaviour.
Before registering, please consider:
- Participation in safeTALK is highly recommended prior to taking ASIST, especially if you are new to the role of helper in suicide situations.
- If you have been affected by a suicide, suicide behaviour, or if you yourself are currently struggling with suicidal thoughts, consider if it is the right time to take the course. Feel free to talk with facilitator beforehand.
- Attendance to two full days (14 hours) is required to receive certificate of completion.
- Crisis Centre volunteers – please speak to your Program Director for approval.
Standard Registration – $265
Group Discount Registration (3+ individuals in the same training) – $225
Subsidized Registration – $190
Crisis Centre Volunteers – $100
Attending or Booking a Training
ASIST is held regularly at the Crisis Centre. All trainings can also be provided offsite, as requested. Please call us at 604-872-1811.
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“Very positive experience!!! I learned a lot and it was interesting to approach suicide intervention from a different perspective. Starting with our attitudes was key.” – Youth Worker
“Excellent course. Was extremely good at both demonstrating & actively encouraging participation in the course. I liked that it drew me beyond my comfort level but never felt unsafe. Thank you!” – Spiritual Leader
“Our District found this training to be a valuable use of time and resources, bringing our practice more current and helping us to develop a more therapeutic risk assessment model.” – Student Support Services, Sunshine Coast School District
“It’s the best training I have had on suicide prevention. It helped me be more comfortable with suicide, and as a result was able to connect with youth who have suicidal ideation. I recommend this for all new counsellors joining our team.” – Counsellor, Vancouver School District