Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - ASIST

17 Aug 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
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ASIST is a two-day skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions. Professionals, volunteers and informal helpers all need to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety.

Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice based on adult learning principles; experience powerful videos on suicide intervention; feel challenged and safe; learn suicide first aid.

Learning Objectives:

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Recognize that caregivers and people are affected by personal and societal attitudes about suicide

  • Provide life-assisting guidance to a person thinking about suicide in a flexible manner

  • Identify what needs to be in a person thinking about suicide’s plan for safety.

  • Demonstrate the skills required to provide suicide first aid to a person thinking about suicide

  • Appreciate the value of improving community resources, including the way that they work together

  • Recognize that suicide prevention is broader than suicide intervention and includes life promotion and self-care for people thinking about suicide and for caregivers

Focusing upon the role of ASIST caregivers in a suicide-safer community, the goal of ASIST is to train caregivers who are willing, ready and able to provide life-assisting, suicide first aid. 

ASIST is a comprehensive program of LivingWorks. The Hope Learning Centre has a certified trainer for this course.

** Please note that ASIST is not a Hope Learning Centre course; this is why the course has a fee. **

This Course will Take Place:

Course Dates
Course Details
17th & 18th, 2022

Wednesday / Thursday
8:30 am to 4:40 pm
3rd & 4th, 2022

Monday / Tuesday
8:30 am to 4:40 pm
7th & 8th, 2022

Wednesday / Thursday
8:30 am to 4:40 pm
25th & 26th, 2023

Wednesday / Thursday
8:30 am to 4:40 pm
23rd & 24th, 2023

Thursday / Friday
8:30 am to 4:40 pm

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Group Registrations for Private Bookings are available

*A minimum of 10 participants is required to organize a course. In the event we do not have 10 participants, the Hope Learning Centre will contact those who have signed up and offer either a no-hassle transfer to an alternate date, or issue a refund to the original method of payment.

* Please note - The Hope Learning Centre will issue any refund to students at the student's request. However, if the Hope Learning Centre has not cancelled the course, a small processing fee will be retained to cover transaction fee costs.
ASIST Refund Processing Fee - $10.00 *

The Hope Learning Centre Classroom is located at:

2702 12th Ave.
Regina SK.
S4T 1J2

(Please use the 1888 Angus st. entrance)

This is exclusively an In-Person Class offered in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Coffee, tea, and water will be available on site

 ** Bring your own snacks and lunch for both days **

Lunch is only 45 minutes. Please ensure you bring a lunch as time is limited, and you will be late if you step out to pick something up. 

Course Details

Course Sections
Section 1

Sets the tone, norms, and expectations of the learning experience over the two days.
Section 2

Enables participants to reflect on their own attitudes towards suicide. This creates an understanding of the impact that attitudes can have on the intervention process.
Section 3

An overview of the intervention needs of a person at risk. The trainers focus on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Recognize risk

  • Develop safe plans to reduce the risk of suicide

  • Increase the safety of the person
Section 4

Presents a model for effective suicide intervention. Participants develop their skills through observation and supervised simulation exercises in large and small groups.
Section 5

The trainers share information about resources in the local community and promote participant commitment to encouraging the transformation of local resources into helping networks.

Space is limited so please only sign up for this course if you intend to attend the course.

We do offer cancellation on any booking. We require notice of at least 24hrs prior to this workshop beginning. Preferably more notice is better.

Cancelling with less than 24hrs of notice will result in the withholding of 50% of the initial cost of the course.

If no notice is given and you do not show up for the workshop, you will not be refunded
as we will not have made arrangements to fill your seat.

If you would still like to attend this workshop but the date you registered for no longer works with your schedule, we are happy to move your registration to an alternative date.

Upon registering you will gain access to the course page for this class. This Course page, which you can access through the "My Courses Tab", will have any course documents you will need for the class.

Please note, that you may not see your course in the "My Course tab" until one week prior to the start date of your class.

You will also receive an email reminder for your Workshop which will contain the same documents and class information you'd find on the "Course" page.


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