$178.50 – $233.50

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

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Suiteworks Business Centre

92 Caplan Avenue

Barrie, ON L4N 9J2

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ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions. Small group discussions and skills practice are based on adult learning principles. ASIST teaches the Suicide Intervention Model, a practical guide to doing suicide interventions.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • identify people who have thoughts of suicide

  • understand how 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 safety commitments, accessing further help as needed

  • ASIST caregivers complete the process that safeTALK helper’s start, providing life-saving suicide first aid interventions.

Presenter Bio

Sonia McDonald is a qualified Child & Youth Worker; she is a Cambrian College graduate with experience working with youth of all ages and is a professional, certified member of the Ontario Association of Child & Youth Care (OACYC). With over twenty years experience in the field, Sonia contributes a wide range of skills and experiences to her facilitation. She has an exceptional ability to engage children, youth and parents in a positive way and offer them a different perspective during presentations.

Sonia became an ASIST Trainer with Living works in 2007 within her role as a youth project facilitator at the Canadian Mental Health Association. In addition, she is also a certified SafeTalk Trainer and ASK Trainer. She has worked with a community training team as well as facilitated much training at colleges and high schools over the past few years. She has recently upgraded her ASIST certification to become a Consultant Trainer.

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Barrie, ON L4N 9J2

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