Events & Festivals
Sept 27 & 28, Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Location: Cobscook Institute, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Techniques) Training
FREE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HEALTHY ACADIA
with Tara Young (she/her/hers)
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 27 & 28th, 9am - 4pm
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an intensive, two-day, in-person training where people are taught how to skillfully intervene, assist someone in crisis, and help them stay safe. ASIST is an evidence-based curriculum from Living Works Education focused on intervention. Participants will learn how to safely engage with community members who are having thoughts of suicide to help them find “safety for now” and assist them in accessing community-based resources and supports.
Participants will also learn how to use language which does not perpetuate stigma associated with having thoughts or feelings about suicide, understand the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and actions in our community, and connect with community resources. Another important aspect of the training will be prevention - working to build a suicide-safer community by learning warning signs for suicide and how to integrate resilience and connection to prevent thoughts of suicide in our community. The training is highly interactive, and appropriate for anyone in the community who is 16 or older.
For more information:
Tara Young at (207) 812-2090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org