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.
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.
Location: Hagatna Swimming Pool
June 20 - July 28, 2017
8:00AM - 12:00PM
For participants 5-15 years old
For more information, contact:
GBHWC Prevention and Training Branch
Telephone: 477-9079 thru 9083 or 477-8861/63 Fax: 477-9076
Location: Pacific Star Hotel
Event: safeTALK Training
Date: May 19, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Pacific Star Hotel
Suicide Alertness for Everyone-Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe prepares individuals age 15 and older to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. A safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper will be better able to: move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide; identify people who have thoughts of suicide; apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers. This three-hour LivingWorks training is appropriate helpers with time limitations to be away from work.
Location: Department of Administration (DOA) Training Room
Map: Click here
Event: Stress Management Training "Raw Coping Power"
Dates: June 07, 2017 and August 16, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: DOA Training Room 2nd Floor ITC Building
Raw Coping Power means that each individual has the innate capacity to deal with stress, to learn from stress, to thrive from it, and be better off because they know how to handle stress.
Seating is limited.
Location: Pacific Star Hotel 2nd Floor Ballroom Level
Event: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Date: June 14 & 15, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Pacific Star Hotel 2nd Floor (Ballroom Level)
ASIST is an important part of national and regional prevention strategies worldwide; one that Guam has found to be valuable for helping caregivers learn suicide first aid by recognizing the risks and learning how to intervene and prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is reportedly the most widely used suicide intervention model in the world and features the only full model of the suicide intervention process. Since 1985, ASIST has been delivered to over one million caregivers in more than ten countries and is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust) to include professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for primary care and behavioral health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, adult workers, police and correctional staff, clergy, and community volunteers. It is the approved training program for the Army and extensively used by the Air Force.
Deadline to register is June 07, 2017. Seats are limited and are confirmed upon receipt of registration form. Thank You.