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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

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February 2, 2023 - February 3, 2023
8:30-4:30 pm CST
In-Person Iowa City, Iowa
Professional Development


Keri Neblett, LMSW
Keri Neblett, LMSW, Suicide Prevention Director, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
Sara Knox, LMSW
Sara Knox, LMSW, Director, Iowa Peer Network

Event Details

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 do NOT need formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Ultimately, ASIST is founded on the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide. The more people in the community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe.

Over the course of the two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions.
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs.
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it.
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large.
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care.

Location: Baker Teacher Leader Center (Professional Development Area), North 110 Lindquist Center, 240 S Madison St, Iowa City, IA 52240

This workshop will be capped at 30 participants.

Earn Free Licensure Renewal Credit! 

Participants who complete all 2 days of training will be eligible to earn free licensure renewal credit. In order to earn licensure renewal credit for this workshop, complete these 2 steps:

#1 Register for the workshop.

#2 Register and create an account for free licensure renewal credit. (Note: This could also mean that you will be asked to complete some discussions and engage with some additional materials to earn credit.)