Sunday, March 18, 2012

Suicide Intervention Training Offered April 12 & 13 In Tillamook

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Clatsop County Commission on Children and Families and Tillamook Family Counseling Center together are sponsoring the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) program April 12 and 13 at Tillamook Bay Community College, 4301 Third St. in Tillamook.

The training runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Cost is $30 and registration is required.

ASIST is a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated suicide intervention training that reflects current best-practice in suicide intervention. ASIST is the result of more than 20 years of research and development, and is the most widely used suicide intervention program in the world. ASIST is partially funded through a federal grant targeting suicide prevention initiatives.

Participants in the program will learn the signs of suicidal thinking, how to intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide, and resources available in the local area.

To register, call (503) 842-8201 ext. 271 before April 9. Continuing Education and DPSST credits are available for social workers, counselors and first responders.

Released by:Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

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