[YSPNetwork] ASIST Training
Kim.Walker at state.or.us
Mon Oct 24 08:23:56 PDT 2005
The Oregon Juvenile Justice Training Academy will host the ASIST
Training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) November 2 and 3
at the Tillamook School District building in Tillamook.
ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop that trains professionals and
other community caregivers in suicide "first-aid." ASIST trains
participants on how to recognize and assess the potential risk of
suicide. This workshop also equips the participant with the intervention
skills designed to keep the person safe until the appropriate level of
ongoing help can be accessed.
ASIST is the most widely used, acclaimed, and researched suicide
intervention training in the world. In addition to learning the
knowledge and skills of suicide intervention, participants report
improved comfort, confidence, and competence in doing interventions.
Participants will be able to
* Recognize attitudes about suicide
* Identify suicide factors and estimate risk
* Estimate the degree of risk
* Discuss suicide with person at risk
* Intervene with a person at risk
* List resources available to person at risk
* Commit to help coordinate social support for a person at risk
* Gary Lasater, BA, is an ASIST Master Level Trainer with over 20
years experience working with high-risk youth and families. He is
currently a trainer for the OJJTA and has been a Juvenile Probation
Officer, Juvenile Court Assistant Director, Juvenile Court Director, and
the Director of the Salem Outreach Shelter.
* Kimberly Walker, BS, is an ASIST Master Level Trainer with
Living Works Education with 30 years experience in state government.
She is currently the Rules/Policy Coordinator for OYA.
Continuing Education Credits
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Nursing Home Administrators
Mental health investigators/examiners
Substance Abuse Counselors
When & Where
November 2 and 3, 2005, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, at the Tillamook School
6825 Officers Row, Tillamook. The training starts promptly at 8:30am
There is no cost to OYA employees or foster parents. County,
residential, and education employees will be billed $60 for the entire
training or they can bring a check payable to OYA to the training. The
$60 includes handouts, workbooks, and materials.
Please contact Pamela Livingston at (503) 981-2515, or email her at
Pamela.Livingston at oya.state.or.us to register. The training will be
limited to 30 participants. Please do not register if you think you may
not be able to attend.
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