ASISTApplied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

February 5th, 2015
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Provider: Pennyroyal Center

Date(s): 2/5/15 – 2/6/15

Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (both days)

Location:  Pennyroyal Regional Office, 3999 Ft. Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Objectives and Outcomes of ASIST

  1. Identify pervasive personal and societal attitudes about suicide that would be most amenable to immediate intervention, in patients, caregivers, support systems, and communities.
  2. Identify and create flexible guidance and support systems for high-risk patients that are community and caregiver-based vs. relying exclusively on referral for inpatient hospitalization.
  3. Create clinically useful and evidence-based plans of safety vs. the less effective “safety contract method.”
  4. Introduce and train usage of the evidence-based Risk Review and Safeplan Guide as an evidence-based practice strategy for solo practitioners, small groups, agencies, large systems, and communities.
  5. Train clinicians in improving bystander responses through the use of the suicide first-aid model.
  6. Assist clinicians in recognizing the very important “what next” step, following resolution of the initial crisis: the recovery-based strategies of Life Promotion (family, personal, and community-based) to continue the building of suicide-safe service systems.

**NOTE** Although this training is approved by NASW-KY, it is provided by Pennyroyal.  If you have any questions regarding this training or wish to attend, please contact the Pennyroyal Center.