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Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Acting 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.

  • April 24 and 25, 2014
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Elmira College
    1 Park Place
    Elmira, NY 14901
    To register, contact: Pat Breux
  • April 29 and 30, 2014
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    TLS- Woodruff Conference Center
    482 Black River Parkway
    Watertown, NY 13601
    To register, contact: Dawn Mills or (315) 782-1777 ext. 1034
  • April 29 and 30, 2014
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Ulster County Dept. of Social Services
    1061 Development Ct
    Kingston, NY 12401
    To register, contact: Kate Cook
  • May 19 and 20, 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
  • May 27 and 28, 2014
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Interfaith Partnership
    176 Sheridan Avenue
    Albany, NY 12210
    SATRI Building
    To register, contact: Kelly Busch
  • June 16 and 17, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.