Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
   
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ASIST provides training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participants often include: people concerned about family or friends, emergency service workers, counselors, teachers, ministers, mental health practitioners, law enforcement workers and community volunteers. The emphasis is on suicide first-aid. This is a full two-day intensive course taught by two trained staff. The course is approved by the NASW-LA Chapter for 14 General CEUs. It is also approved for 8 CEUs by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. (ABMDI)

 
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safeTALK
Suicide Alertness for Everyone 
 
Scheduled Upon Request  

safeTALK is a suicide alertness program that prepares community members of all kinds to be suicide alert helpers in only a few hours. safeTALK participants are aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed, and avoided. Participants will learn the TALK steps, (Tell, Ask, Listen, KeepSafe) and can take a vital step in linking those people who experience suicidal ideation with caring community members who are trained in suicide intervention skills. Being trained in this process can assist in saving lives in our communities. safeTALK is designed to be used in organizations and communities where there are caregivers who have been trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).  It has been applied for 2.5 General CEUs by the NASW-La Chapter. 

If you are interested in arranging a safeTALK for your workplace or community, please contact Baileigh Bosco, STOPS Executive Director, at stops.la@gmail.com or 985-237-5506.  
 
 
suicideTALK
 
Scheduled Upon Request
 

suicideTALK is a short exploration and awareness raising session.  It is flexible to meet the needs of each group.  suicideTALK is aimed at all members and groups within communities.  It is practice-oriented and allows open and honest dialogue for anyone interested in attending. It can last between one and three hours with the content adapting to the needs of the group. 

By dispelling the myth that talking about suicide promotes suicidal behavior, suicideTALK provides a solid foundation for suicide prevention. It aims to reduce stigma around suicide and promote awareness within the community. It also provides an opportunity for networking among participants. 

The talk is a good starting point for those who would like to learn more about suicide and attitudes surrounding the issue. Many partipcants go on to attend an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshop.

If you are interested in arranging a suicideTALK for your workplace or community group, please contact Baileigh Bosco, STOPS Executive Director, at stops.la@gmail.com or 985-237-5506.

 
 
Sponsored Trainings:
  • A Youth Suicide and Prevention Seminar for Parents and Communities 
This training was developed by The Jason Foundation. This 1 hour and 15 minute training is designed for adults in the community- from lay person to professional. This training covers youth suicide awarness and prevention.
  • A Youth Suicide Prevention Program- Staff Development Seminar 
This training was developed by The Jason Foundation and is designed for those individuals that work closely with youth. This 90 minute training reivews statistics, conern and warning signs, and explores resources. 
  • Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health- Youth ages 5-11
This training is brought to you by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This 30-60 minute training introduces the concept of mental health; sharing how one may care for their own mental health daily; Identifying when one's mental health may need attention and how to use coping strategies; defining trusted adults and how to connect with them; and making a personalized mental health plan. It is a read-along guide that offers fun activities. Contact STOPS to arrange this training with AFSP. 
 
  • It's Real: Teens and Mental Health- Student ages 14-18 
This training is brought to you by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This 45 minute training provides young people with mental health education and resources. This program raises awarness about mental health issues, how to start a conversation about mental health, and the importance of self-care, and how to reach out for help. Contact STOPS to arrange this training with AFSP. 
 
  • Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention- Adults 18+
 This training is brought to you by the The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This 45-60 minute community based presentation with a Q & A covers the general scope of suicide. Topics include Research, Prevention, and What You Can Do. Contact STOPS to arrange this training with AFSP.