Learn to Prevent Suicide

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Date(s) - 04/30/2020 - 05/01/2020
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

RACSB River Club


Suicide is preventable, but intervening can seem scary. A two-day training aims to give participants the skills and knowledge to save lives.

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will offer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on March 5-6, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop will help participants learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, to reach out effectively, and to intervene in a timely manner.

Studies show that ASIST saved more than 15,000 lives in 2016, and the impacts continue to rise as more people receive the training.

The $30 cost includes lunch for both days of the training. Participants must commit to full attendance on both days. Participants will receive a workbook. 

For details, contact Prevention Services Coordinator Michelle Wagaman at 540/374-3337 or mwagaman@rappahannockareacsb.org. Register online .

ASIST stands for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. It’s a 2-day workshop that helps individuals gain effective intervention skills. Participants learn more about suicide, how to reach out and how to gain the confidence needed to help save a life.

Training provided in partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). You must be able to attend the full two days. Please do not register if you are on-call or have other appointments during this time frame. 

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LivingWorks ASIST is a two-day face-to-face workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations.

At a LivingWorks ASIST workshop, you’ll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing a skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive.

Two knowledgeable, supportive trainers will guide you through the course, ensuring your comfort and safety.

Training developers say that ASIST:

  • Improves trainee skills and readiness
  • Safe for trainees, with no adverse effects from training
  • Interventions shown to increase hope and reduce suicidality
  • Training shown to increase general counseling and listening skills
  • Saving lives and costs, yielding return on investment of up to 50:1

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