A NOTE REGARDING COVID-19
At the time of this update, all upcoming in-person trainings have been postponed. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 infection rate and evaluate in-person training plans. Check back here for updates.
CommUnity offers a variety of trauma-informed care, suicide prevention, and suicide intervention trainings. For more information on the trainings offered by CommUnity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts 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—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.
All CommUnity Crisis Services volunteers and most staff members are trained in ASIST. QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training: Question, Persuade & Refer is a shorter program. The QPR program teaches three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, the training prepares you to respond to someone in crisis and save a life. There is a 1 hour or 2 hour format, depending on your group’s needs and availability. No prior knowledge or background in mental health is necessary in order to be trained.