Workshop will address suicide prevention

  District II Alcohol & Drug Program will be providing a Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) at the Miles City VA Hospital Auditorium at 210 Winchester in Miles City, Mont., on Monday and Tuesday January 23 and 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The training is free with continuing education and post credits provided.

ASIST is a 2-day workshop designed to teach the skills to competently and confidently intervene with an individual at risk of suicide. Developed by Living Works Education, Inc., the workshop prepares Gatekeepers to integrate principles of intervention into everyday practice. The curriculum is divided into 4 learning modules: attitudes, knowledge, intervention and resources. Skills and principles are illustrated with case studies presented in videos and live dramatizations, role-play simulations, and discussions. Training Participants will be provided with Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training handbook, workbooks as well as networking opportunities with class participants. 
The Training will be facilitated by certified ASIST Trainers Tim Anderson, Clinical Director for District II Alcohol & Drug Program and Tara Hubing, Counselor Circle Public Schools. Breakfast and lunch are provided with lunches sponsored by the Miles City Local Advisory Council on Mental Health.
Registration is necessary as class participation is limited. Please contact Ronda Welnel at District II Alcohol & Drug Program at 433-4097 to register or email 
Published Dec. 21, 2011
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