Health & Education

Social Services schedules two-day suicide prevention training

09.20.2011 Ron Karten Health & Wellness, Events

Social Service's Tribal Youth Prevention and Indian Child Welfare programs will sponsor Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 8-9, at Spirit Mountain Casino.

This is a free training for the first 30 people who register to attend. People must attend the entire two-day training.

ASIST is an internationally recognized suicide prevention program. By the end of the workshop, participants will better be able to:

  • Reduce attitudinal barriers which hinder the ability to be direct and comfortable with suicidal situations;
  • Dispel myths about suicide;
  • Identify the indicators and assess suicide risk;
  • Intervene with a person at risk of suicide;
  • Engage in efforts to build collaborative resource networks for suicidal persons.

To ask questions or register to attend, contact Youth Prevention Assistant Shannon Stanton at 503-879-1489 or