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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day accredited workshop designed to increase risk recognition and intervention skill levels of teachers, outreach workers, health workers, social workers, human resources personnel, etc. ASIST is an intensive, interactive, and practice-based course designed to provide intervention skills to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is the most widely used, acclaimed, and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world.

Learning Objectives:

  • The goal of ASIST is to enhance a caregiver’s abilities to assist a person at risk to avoid suicide.  By completing the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize that caregivers and persons at risk are affected by personal and societal attitudes about suicide;
  • Discuss suicide with a person at risk in a direct manner;
  • Identify risk alerts and develop a safe plan related to them;
  • Demonstrate the skills required to intervene with a person at risk of suicide;
  • List the types of resources available to a person at risk of suicide, including themselves;
  • Make a commitment to improving community resources and networking; and
  • Recognize that suicide prevention is broader than suicide intervention and includes life promotion and self-care for persons at risk and for caregivers.

We implemented restrictions for our Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Workshops in accordance with the Government of Alberta restrictions.

These restrictions include:

  • Each workshop will have a maximum of 12 participants.
  • Masks are required inside the Nordic Court building at all times.
  • Participants will be spaced 2 meters apart.

Workshop dates in 2022:

January 19-20 – FULL

February 23-24 – FULL

March 23-24 – FULL

April 20-21 – FULL

May 25-26 – FULL

June 22-23 – (12 spots remaining)  

September 21-22 – (12 spots remaining) 

October 19-20 – (12 spots remaining) 

November 23-24 – (12 spots remaining) 


If you are unable to attend training in person at this time but are in need of training on suicide prevention, there is a 90-minute online program through LivingWorks called LivingWorks Start for more information go here

For more information, please email or call 780-539-6680.