Tuesday, 9/17/2019 8:30 am to 9/17/2019 4:30 pm AND
Wednesday 9/18/2019 8:30 am to 9/18/2019 4:30 pm
In recognition of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board's Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team is hosting Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and how to help them create a plan to support their immediate safety. ASIST is for anyone ages 16 and older, and no prior training is necessary.
ASIST works. Studies show that ASIST participants gain:
ASIST changes lives. Odds of improvement after receiving an ASIST intervention (2013 study):
To register or get more information, contact Carrie Cannon, 703-538-3215.
ASIST is a resource for the whole community. It helps people apply suicide first aid in many settings – with family, friends, co-workers, and teammates, as well as formal caregiving roles. ASIST can be learned and used by anyone ages 16 and older.
ASIST is a two-day workshop. Participants must attend both days in full to receive a certificate.
ASIST is based on adult learning principles. Valuing participants’ contributions and experiences, it encourages them to take an active role in the learning process. ASIST’s key features include:
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For information, call 703-324-7000, TTY 711.
McLean District Station
1437 Balls Hill Road
McLean, VA 22101