Living Works Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1 million caregivers have received this training. Just as CPR skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills needed for verbal suicide first aid. ASIST is a two-day (14 hours) intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
In ASIST, sophisticated helping concepts are translated into generic language so that different types of caregivers can learn together. The course uses a 20-page workbook and two award-winning audiovisuals emphasizing structured, small-group discussion and practice. Participants also receive a full-color, tear resistant pocket card featuring intervention and risk review and safe plan development principles. It serves as a living refresher of the workshop learning. ASIST is the most widely used suicide intervention-training program in the world.