Kansas City Kansas ASIST

August 15, 2018 @ 9:00AM — August 16, 2018 @ 4:30PM

Suicide First Aid Skills Workshop

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Learn the Skills, Save a Life

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Due to the overwhelming interest in this workshop, we are starting a wait list for attendees. Please email: Monica@KansasSuicidePrevention.org to be placed on the wait list. An email prior to the training will be sent if a seat becomes available.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. The workshop will run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM with lunch on site both days. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop-- ASIST can be learned and used by anyone. 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 is an evidence-based program for addressing suicide risk. A 2013 study that monitored over 1,500 suicidal callers to crisis lines found that callers who spoke with ASIST-trained counselors were 74% less likely to be suicidal after the call, compared to callers who spoke with counselors trained in methods other than ASIST. Callers were also less overwhelmed, less depressed, and more hopeful after speaking with ASIST-trained counselors.

This ASIST session is being sponsored by the Kansas Health Foundation and private donations which enables us to offer this workshop free to the public.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

ASIST is approved for all participants 16 years of age and older.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Monica Kurz, Monica@KansasSuicidePrevention.org or call (785)841-9900 during regular business hours.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Printed tickets are not required.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Name tags and certificates of completion will be created prior to the event. Please contact the organizer with a change in attendees.

Are CEU's available?

At the conclusion of the full training each participant will be certified in ASIST skills. A certificate of completion will be issued in the participant's name and will indicate the number of hours (15) of training received. This certificate can be submitted to licensing organizations for credit towards CEU's.