Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Saturday, August 19, 2017 to Sunday, August 20, 2017


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model

Participants will learn to:
• Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
• Become empowered to provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
• Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
• Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
• Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

Location: Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives
9 Wellington St E, Brampton, ON L6W 1Y1

Cost: $175 per person

Registration deadline: August 7, 2017

To register and inquire about payment options please email Colleen Taffe at: or call 416-558-3860
Payment Includes participant curriculum, certificate, refreshments and light snacks.
Lunch not provided.

For more information, please contact

Contact name: 
Colleen Taffe
(416) 558-3860
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