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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a two-day, in-person workshop for those who want to increase their skills in order to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide for children, youth, or adults. The intended audience for ASIST may include, but is not limited to, school staff, mental health providers, healthcare providers, clergy, human resource personnel, law enforcement, student affairs staff, youth workers, peer support workers, friends, family members, and caregivers. ASIST is designed to help all participants become more willing, ready, and able to support people who are having thoughts of suicide.

After completing the training, participants will:

● Understand how our attitudes and beliefs affect our views on suicide and our interventions
● Gain confidence in providing suicide first-aid to a person in ways that meet their individual safety needs
● Identify the elements of creating and implementing an effective suicide safety plan
● Generate ideas for a variety of suicide prevention and intervention resources in the community
● Recognize important aspects of suicide prevention, including life promotion and self-care

ASIST is an internationally recognized suicide prevention training program and is in the Best Practice Registry for suicide prevention. To learn more about ASIST, visit

Participants are eligible to receive 13 CEUs through the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

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