Please see the information below about an upcoming free ASIST suicide prevention training event at St. Bonaventure. Thanks to Amy Mann for forwarding this along. Have a great day!
St. Bonaventure University's Wellness Center is hosting an ASIST Training FREE of charge for 28 individuals on September 5th and 6th. We are offering this training to school staff and to community service professionals who work in Cattaraugus County. If you are interested in attending this wonderful training, please contact Christopher Anderson, LMHC at St. Bonaventure University at 375-2310 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.
Learning goals and objectives
Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
As always, if you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me as well.
Amy (Lafler) Mann, MSEd, LMHC
Suicide Prevention Coalition Coordinator
Cattaraugus County Community Services
1 Leo Moss Drive
Olean, NY 14760