Full course description
Intended Audience: Educators
Course dates: February 2 & 3, 2023
Meeting times: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm both days (In-person instruction – Not recorded)
Name and professional titles of instructors: Keri Neblett, LMSW, Suicide Prevention Director, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services; Sara Knox, LMSW, Director, Iowa Peer Network
Learning goals: Over the course of the two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
- Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions.
- 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.
Description: 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 do NOT need formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Ultimately, ASIST is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide. The more people in the community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe.
Location: BTLC PDA
Max capacity: 30
** Attention: If you wish to use this course for licensure renewal credit, make sure to check with your school district for approval prior to registering for the course.