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Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

ASIST-Applied Suicide Intervention Skills

Events

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help clinical, non-clinical caregivers and parents recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. Trainers are certified by Living Works, Inc. as accomplished practitioners in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

ASIST 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. To participate in this training you must be at least 16 years old. As ASIST-trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:

  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
  • Seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
  • Review current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behavior for an agreed amount of time
  • Follow-up on all safety commitments, accessing further help as needed.
*Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC), Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS) and Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP) contact hours’ certificate available upon request
* Please note that this is not clinical training, however; clinicians have found this training helpful. 

Intended Audience: Must be 18 or older, limited to 45 participants.

  • July 23 and 24, 2014
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days
    Emmanuel Congregational Church
    Massena, NY
    Cost: $25
    To register, contact: Karen Easter
  • July 30 and 31, 2014
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
    16 East 40th Street, 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    For registration please send an email to Miriam Steinberg. Please add your name, title, organization and a phone number where you can be reached in case of emergency.
  • August 13 and 14, 2014
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days
    Seaway Valley Prevention Council
    Ogdensburg, NY
    Cost: $25
    To register, contact: Karen Easter
  • August 20 and 21, 2014
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Parsons Children and Family Center
    60 Academy Road
    Albany, NY 12209
    SATRI Building
    To register, contact: Kelly Busch
  • August 25 and 26, 2014
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Lake Katrine, NY
    For details, contact: Ellen Pendegar
  • September 8 and 9, 2014
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Police Officers Providing Peer Assistance (POPPA)
    32 Broadway
    New York, NY 10004
    Contact: Anita Jackson (212) 298-9111 ext 224
  • September 22 and 23, 2014
    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days
    Parsons Child and Family Center
    60 Academy Road
    Albany, NY 12209
    To register, contact: Kelly Busch
  • October 27 and 28, 2014
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Police Officers Providing Peer Assistance (POPPA)
    32 Broadway
    New York, NY 10004
    Contact: Anita Jackson (212) 298-9111 ext 224
  • October 28 and 29, 2014
    8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
    Parsons Children and Family Center
    60 Academy Road
    Albany, NY 12209
    SATRI Building
    To register, contact: Kelly Busch
  • December 1 and 2, 2014
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Police Officers Providing Peer Assistance (POPPA)
    32 Broadway
    New York, NY 10004
    Contact: Anita Jackson (212) 298-9111 ext 224

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to Suicide Prevention.