April 19 & 20, 2017
8:30AM to 4:30 PM EDT on both days


MHA of Nassau County 
16 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

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For questions, please, call
516-489-2322 ext 1257 


                             ASIST                                Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 

Join over one million caregivers and participate in LivingWorks ASIST workshop. Learn to recognize and estimate risk, and become more effective at helping people at risk. The benefits will live on.

Approved for 15 NYSED contact hours* and 15 OASAS credits

*Nassau County OMHCDDDS & MHA of Nassau County SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0083.


Just as "CPR" skills make physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid. ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.The workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, and community volunteers.

ASIST will teach you how to become more effective at helping people at risk in five sections:

  1. Preparing: sets the tone, norms, and expectations of the learning experience.
  2. Connecting: sensitizes participants to their own attitudes towards suicide. Creates an understanding of the impact, which attitudes have on the intervention process.
  3. Understanding: overviews the intervention needs of a person at risk. It focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to recognize risk and develop safeplans to reduce the risk of suicide.
  4. Assisting: presents a model for effective suicide intervention. Participants develop their skills through observation and supervised simulation experiences in large and small groups.
  5. Networking: generates information about resources in the local community. Promotes a commitment by participants to transform local resources into helping networks.
PRESENTER: Philip Schoppmann, S.C.P.D. / P.E.E.R. - Providing Enforcers Education & Resources 

REGISTRATION FEE: There is a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 per person. Payment must be received by 3/30/17 to finalize registration.

DATE & TIME: April 19 and 20, 2017, 8:30AM – 4:30PM. [Sign-in starts 8:20AM- Please make sure to arrive on time! NO entry after 8:45AM.) *MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS*

Mental Health Association of Nassau County, 16 Main St., 2nd Floor Training Room, Hempstead, NY 11550. Metered parking is available in two locations: on Main Street, across from the MHA and on Cooper Street behind the building in the Parking Garage.  Go to www.mhanc.org for driving directions. Parking expenses are not included in your registration fees; please bring quarters for the meters. Dressing  layers is recommended due to room temperature variations.   Please, no audio or video recording.

During a multi-day training event, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours. No partial credit will be awarded. No credits will be awarded for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.

Sponsored by:             
The Mental Health Association of Nassau County and Nassau County Department of Human Services,  Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency & Developmental Disabilities Services’ Behavioral Health Awareness Campaign

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