ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - 12.4 - 12.5, 2023

December 4, 2023 to December 5, 2023

LivingWorks 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.

 

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop.  Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

Target Audience

- Social Workers

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions.
  • Apply guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs.
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it.
  • Describe the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large.
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 ASWB
  • 14.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/03/2023
Course expires: 
01/31/2024
Event starts: 
12/04/2023 - 7:00am EST
Event ends: 
12/05/2023 - 7:39pm EST
Rating: 
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State Correctional Institution
Albion, PA 16475
United States

Mandy Fauble, PhD, LCSW

UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor

Erie, Pa

Stacey Buettner, LCSW

UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor

Erie, Pa

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

ACCREDITATION

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

SOCIAL WORK

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 14 continuing education credits.

OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 14.00 ASWB
  • 14.00 Attendance
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If you have any questions, please reach out to the UPMC Hamot CME Department at:

HAM_CME@upmc.edu or 814-877-5691