The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is pleased to announce Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (A.S.I.S.T.). Just as "CPR" skills make physical first aid possible, A.S.I.S.T. teaches the skills used in suicide prevention first aid. A.S.I.S.T. is the most widely used intervention skills training in the U.S. It is a two-day, intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize risk for suicide, intervene to prevent immediate harm, and link persons at risk to the next level of care.
Used by a variety of front line personnel, caregivers, and people in positions of trust, A.S.I.S.T. is suitable for campus law enforcement, school resource officers and other law enforcement, campus and school security officers, campus and school administrators, counselors, teachers, and staff.
Students are expected to attend the full two days. Please do not arrive late or leave early. Register only if you are able to attend the full course and are not “on-call' for other duties during training hours. Participants who anticipate arriving late or leaving early should plan to attend another A.S.I.S.T. course. In addition, participants who miss any part of the training will not receive a certificate.
Partial In-service Credit (PIC) for law enforcement officers and security officers will be available.
Transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the student.
There is no registration fee to attend this training. Seats are limited to 30 students per training.
Pre-registration is required.
Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration.
Registration begins at 7:30 AM
Training each day will be 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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