Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day workshop for individuals who want to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participants are given an introduction to suicide, be-come familiar with a unique suicide intervention model, and learn how to implement the model in real-life situations, by connecting with the individual at risk of suicide, under-standing his or her situation mindset, and assist him or her to get immediate help. The workshop includes videos as well as active roleplaying of scenarios for all participants.
Thirty-seven ASIST sessions were offered from January 14, 2013 through December 03, 2016, attended by 670 individuals. Workshops were offered in a variety of settings and attended primarily by individuals from Tulare and Kings counties. Training sessions included personnel from Naval Air Station Lemoore, the Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia Unified School District, Porterville College, Tulare County Child Welfare Services, the Tulare River Indian Reservation, and dozens of other organizations.
This file is a presentation of evaluation of these efforts provided at our January 19, 2017 General Meeting.