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A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) 25.10.23

A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) for Primary & Post-Primary Teachers

This 2-day face-to-face programme suitable for primary and post-primary teachers (9am – 5pm on Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th October) is a skills based, intensive, interactive and practice-dominated Workshop designed to help Caregivers recognise the immediate risk of suicide and learn how to respond and be in a position to provide immediate safety, help and information to individuals whose lives may be at risk.

A.S.I.S.T. is designed to help all Caregivers become more ready, willing and able to help persons at risk of suicide.  The Workshop has five learning sections:

    • Preparing - sets the tone and expectations of the learning experience.
    • Connecting: – sensitises participants to their own attitudes towards suicide. 

Creates an understanding of the impact which attitudes have on the intervention process.

    • Understanding: – overviews the intervention needs of a person at risk. 

Focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to recognise risk and develop safe plans to reduce the risk of suicide.

    • Assisting: – presents a model for effective suicide intervention.   Participants develop their skills through observation and supervised simulation experiences in large and small groups.
    • Networking: – generates information about resources in the local community. Promotes a commitment by participants to transform local resources into helping networks.
    • Facilitator:      Josephine Rigney, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention - Laois/Offaly.

Course Properties

Course date 25-10-2023 9:00 am
Course End Date 26-10-2023 5:00 pm
Cut off date 24-10-2023 2:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Josephine Rigney
Number Hours 16
Location Parish Centre, Portlaoise

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