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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 January 4-5, 2024 8:20-4:30 Open only to members of the Hollins University community.
Roanoke, VA
ASIST January 8-9, 2024 8:20-4:30 Open only to the New River Community College community until December 15.
Dublin, VA
ASIST January 8-9, 2024 8:20-4:30 Open only Liberty University staff and students.
Lynchburg, VA
ASIST February 1-2, 2024 8:20-4:30 Open only to EMU counseling and JMU psychology graduate students.
Harrisonburg, VA
ASIST March 12-13, 2024 8:20-4:30 Open only to Laurel Ridge Community College faculty, staff and students until Jan. 19.
Middletown, VA