Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Special Session -
Trainers: Sherri Macias, Deborah Kawkeka and support by William "Van" VanLandingham
Location: Owens Valley Career Development Center - 191 W. Poplar, Porterville, CA 93257 (map)
Time: Training runs 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days. Attendance at both sessions is mandatory to participate in and complete this course.
Cost: No registration or other fees. Please plan for lunch on your own. Snacks and lunch are no longer provided as part of this training.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an internationally recognized intensive training regarding signs & symptoms, intervention strategies, discussion of the suicide intervention model, intervention practice via scenarios, and equips people to respond knowledgeably and competently to persons at risk of suicide. Participants learn and practice skills in identifying and responding to people at immediate risk of suicide. Just as "CPR" skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid. Skills training programs should address caregiver attitudes towards suicide since these personal elements affect willingness to help and the effectiveness of the help. Such programs also typically explore options for linking people with resources for ongoing help.
Note: This session is only open to members of the Tule River Indian Reservation, the Tule River Indian Health Care Center, Owens Valley Career Development Center, and their direct invitees. If you are not a member of one of these groups, please, do not register for this session.
If you would like additional information about this training please email by clicking here, or call (559) 624-7474.