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Are you expected to help people in crisis or struggling to cope with life’s challenges?

Learn how to comfortably and competently work with those who are desperate, hopeless, and thinking of suicide. ASIST is an evidence-based 2-day intensive and interactive workshop designed to builds skills in de-escalating a suicidal situation and building a safety plan. Conversations with those at risk of suicide require skill and collaboration. Safety plans are critical to keeping those at risk of suicide safe in case mental health services are delayed or not obtained.

At ASIST you will learn how to engage someone who is thinking of suicide, apply a structured suicide intervention model, and collaboratively develop a safe plan with the person who is at risk of suicide. In any given year, 14 million people experience suicidal thoughts–more than will experience symptoms of a heart attack. Just as “CPR” skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide first aid helps by de-escalating a suicide situation and getting the person at risk the help that they need.

Participants must attend both days May 20th & May 21st, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Category 1 CEUs for Social Workers, MFT’s, MH Counselors (from Mental Health America of Indiana) cost $10. Payable at the door. Training is ILEA approved.

Learn more about ASIST here: https://www.livingworks.net/programs/asist.

Details:

Dates: May 20th & May 21st (to receive your certification, you MUST attend both days)

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Fort Wayne campus of Huntington University

1819 Carew St, Room 214-215

Cost (Nonrefundable): $25 (Materials and lunch will be provided)

CEUs: 15.0

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2019

This training is sponsored in part by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Learn more about their work at https://afsp.org/