IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A CRISIS, PLEASE CONTACT 1-800-273-TALK (8255) IMMEDIATELY. WE WANT YOU SAFE!
Workshop dates: Please see our event calendar for dates.
Workshop Fees: $50 Community Member | $25 DASPA Member | Fees subject to change ($300/participant value)
TIME: 8:30— 4:30pm. Attendance is mandatory for both full days. Please arrive early to complete registration process.
TRAINING LOCATION FOR EACH WORKSHOP: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office — Highlands Ranch Substation | 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Highlands Ranch Pkwy/Ridgeline). PLEASE PARK IN THE RTD LOT JUST WEST OF THE SUBSTATION (SAME STREET)
Completed via the Douglas County School District. www.dcsdk12.org select the District A-Z tab, choose Professional Development under employee resources in the second hand column and then choose the PD Catalog button. If you do not have an account created, you will be prompted to do so. Select ASIST and the available courses will be listed. Questions contact: Roxanne Derks, Roxanne.Derks@dcsdk12.org or 303-387-9508
- Scroll down the page to click on course catalog. (If you do not have an account created, you will be prompted to do so.)
- Select ASIST and the available courses will be listed.
- You must make payment within 48 hours or you will be un-enrolled.
Limited space available!
Questions? Please contact: Roxanne Derks at Roxanne.Derks@dcsdk12.org or 303-387-9508 or Phyllis Harvey at 303-814-7033.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. Participants learn to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and link them to further help. ASIST aims to enhance a caregiver’s abilities to help a person at risk avoid suicide.
Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk. (LivingWorks Education)
- Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
- A scientifically proven intervention model
- Powerful audiovisual learning aids
- Group discussions
- Skills practice and development
- A balance of challenge and safety
Please visit LivingWorks Education ASIST for detailed information about what to expect in an ASIST training.
“The ASIST training provided much needed information through a variety of teaching methods. The material is up-to-date and well done. The trainers are effectively trained and are inspiring leaders.” ASIST participant.