ASIST Training - In June 2014, the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition had the opportunity to send local representatives to the ASIST Training of Trainers. Through this five-day course individuals learn the content and process of ASIST and the skills needed to conduct it. These trainers are able to facilitate the two day ASIST workshop for individuals who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
The workshop includes:
- Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
- A scientifically proven intervention model
- Workbook, videos and interactive activities
- Group discussions
- Opportunity to practice skills
- A balance of challenge and safety
This two day training has benefited a variety of audiences including: primary care professionals, clergy, school personnel and educators, law enforcement, mental health professionals and the general public.
Feedback from past participants:
"Presenters helped us feel comfortable discussing a difficult subject. I feel much more confident now."
"Excellent course. I found it very applicable and useful."
"Enjoyed everything about ASIST. Great workgroup and a good combination of Mental Health professionals and others."
"Great training! Very practical and engaging."
"I feel more secure having an actual framework to work from if faced with this situation."
As of March 2018, 343 participants have completed this two-day training. To sign up for a workshop, please contact Prevention Services at 913-715-7880 or JCMHCEvents@jocogov.org.
To learn more information about the ASIST training, visit livingworks.net.