Suicide intervention skills training provided

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Posted 9/5/18

Learn the skills to help save someone from suicide. Participants of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions will gain more knowledge about suicide, learn the skills needed …

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Suicide intervention skills training provided

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Learn the skills to help save someone from suicide.

Participants of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions will gain more knowledge about suicide, learn the skills needed to reach out and get more confidence to help save a life.

The ASIST intervention model is used by professionals and the general public. After receiving an ASIST intervention, according to a study conducted in 2013, suicide patients reported being 35 percent more hopeful, 31 percent less depressed, 46 percent less overwhelmed and 74 percent less suicidal.

Attendance is mandatory for both days of the workshop. The final training for 2018 is Nov. 1-2. In 2019, dates are Jan. 31 and Feb. 1; April 10-11; May 30-31; Sept. 10-11; and Oct. 23-24. Training lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Training cost is $50 for community members and $25 for DASPA members.

Training takes place at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Highlands Ranch Substation, 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch. Park in the RTD lot just west of the substation.

Space is limited. Registration is completed via the Douglas County School District. Go to https://iaas5idm.fischeridentity.com/identity/self-service/dcs/selfreg.jsf?type=ExternalPDw to create a user account.

Once the account has been created, access the registration system “InspirED” at pd.dcsdk12.org. Filter your search using “ASIST” and the available classes will be listed. Once registered for an open seat, you will have 48 hours to remit the registration fee or you will be removed.

Contact Roxanne Derks at 303-387-9508 or roxanne.derks@dcsdk12.org.

Learn more about ASIST at www.livingworks.net/ASIST.

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