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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Just as “CPR” skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid. ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is widely used by people in a variety of “front line” positions, including counselors, campus security, student services and residence hall staff, health care center staff, social workers and campus ministry. 

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To find out more about bringing an ASIST training to your campus, contact:
Jane Wiggins, Ph.D. ✉
540-568-8901 ☏

Because of the demand for seats, please register only if you are able to attend the full two days, and are not 'on-call' for other duties during that time.

Event Date Time Registration Notes Location
ASIST September 7-8, 2023 8:20-4:30 Registration is open only to JMU’s Occupational Therapy Graduate program.
Harrisonburg, VA
ASIST September 21-22, 2023 8:20-4:30 Registration is full. Contact to be added to the waitlist. Harrisonburg, VA
ASIST October 12-13, 2023 8:20-4:30 Training is full. Contact for waitlist. Richmond, VA
ASIST October 19-20, 2023 8:20-4:30 Open only to Central Virginia Community College staff and students until Sept. 29.
Lynchburg, VA
ASIST November 2-3, 2023 8:20-4:30 Open only to Northern Virginia Community College students and staff until Oct. 13.
Fairfax, VA
ASIST November 13-14, 2023 8:20-4:30 Open only to Radford, University, staff, and students until Oct. 20.
Radford, VA