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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.

  • February 17-18, 2015
    (Must attend both days)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Transitional Living Services
    482 Black River Parkway
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Contact: Heather Lupia
  • February 17-18, 2015
    (Must attend both days)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days
    Turning Stone Casino
    Verona, NY
    Contact: Kara Kaplan
  • March 3-4, 2015
    (Must attend both days)

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Contact Community Services
    6311 Court Street Road
    East Syracuse, NY 13057
    Contact: Laurie Best
  • March 5-6, 2015
    (Closed to Public)
    (Must attend both days)

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sagamore CPC
    197 Half Hollow Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
    Contact: Brooke Yonick
  • March 19-20, 2015
    (Must attend both days)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    SUNY Oswego Pheonix Center
    70 County Rte 59
    Pheonix, NY 13135
    Contact: Marian Senecal-Reilly
  • March 24-25, 2015
    (Must attend both days)

    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Center for Family Life and Recovery
    502 Court St., Suite 401
    Utica, NY 13502
    Contact: Sara Haag
  • March 30-31, 2015
    (Closed to Public)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    POPPA Office
    32 Broadway
    New York, NY 10004
    Contact: John Petrullo
  • April 29-30, 2015
    (Must attend both days)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Parsons Children and Family Services, SATRI Center
    60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12209
    Training is free, however, 14 CEU credits for Social Workers will be offered for a fee of $60.
    Contact: Kelly Busch
  • April 30-May 1, 2015
    (Closed to Public)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Family Residences and Essentials (F.R.E.E.)
    Old Bethpage, NY 11804
    Contact: Linda Sherlock-Reich
  • June 15-16, 2015
    (Closed to public)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    POPPA Office
    32 Broadway
    New York, NY 10004
    Contact: John Petrullo
  • July 27-28, 2015
    (Must attend both days)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Parsons Children and Family Services, SATRI Center
    60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12209
    Training is free, however, 14 CEU credits for Social Workers will be offered for a fee of $60.
    Contact: Kelly Busch
  • September 8-9, 2015
    (Closed to public)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    POPPA Office
    32 Broadway
    New York, NY 10004
    Contact: John Petrullo
  • October 19-20, 2015
    (Must attend both days)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Parsons Children and Family Services, SATRI Center
    60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12209
    Training is free, however, 14 CEU credits for Social Workers will be offered for a fee of $60.
    Contact: Kelly Busch
  • October 27-28, 2015
    (Closed to public)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    POPPA Office
    32 Broadway
    New York, NY 10004
    Contact: John Petrullo

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