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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.

  • April 23 - 24, 2015
    (Closed to Public)
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    320 east 82nd street between 1st and 2nd Ave
    Contact: Ebony Wilson
  • April 29 - 30, 2015
    (Open to the Public: 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
    (Open to Public: Must attend both days)

    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
  • May 1 - 2, 2015
    (Closed to Public)

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Elmira College
    1 Park Place
    Elmira, NY 14901
    Contact: Pat Breux or Marybeth Gillis
  • May 7 - 8, 2015
    (Open to Public: Must Attend Both Days)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
    Mental Health Assoc. of Nassau County
    16 Main St.
    Hempstead, NY 11550
    Contact: Philip Schoppmann
  • May 14 - 15, 2015
    (Closed to Public)

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    LIJ
    972 Brush Hollow Rd.
    Westbury, NY
    Contact: Philip Schoppmann
  • 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.