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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills 2-Day Training (ASIST)

All Staff & Providers

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 don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

Learning goals and objectives

  • Provide caregivers with emergency “First Aid” skills for helping   persons at risk of suicidal behaviors
  • Identify person at risk and estimate degree of risk
  • Intervene with person to reduce risk and connect with resources

Workshop features:

  • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
  • A scientifically proven intervention model
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids
  • Group discussions
  • Skills practice and development
  • A balance of challenge and safety

This training is for all caregivers – any person in a position of trust. This includes professionals, paraprofessionals, and lay people.

Date:          June 13-14 (must be available both days)

Time:          8:30a-4:30p (both days)

Location:    College of San Mateo, Building 10

                   College Heights Room, Room 468  (4th floor)            

                   1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd.

                    San Mateo, CA

** Parking permit required, will be emailed to registered attendees


This course is provided free of charge. Unless otherwise noted, all activities included within the course are eligible for CEU/CEH credit. For those attendees that successfully complete the course, a completion certificate will be provided at the conclusion of the course or within 30 days via mail/ email. San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs. San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services is approved to provide the following:

-This course meets the qualifications for 14 hours of continuing education credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CAMFT CE Provider # 128414. -Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP1405, for 14 contact hours. -Provider approved by CCAPP-EI 4C-06-400-1119

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: The speaker(s) and planner(s) declare that neither they, nor any member of their immediate families, have had a financial relationship in the past 12 months that is relevant to this training activity.

CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY. The planners and speakers of this CEU activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. San Mateo County provides interpretive services through the Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN). The San Mateo County Language Assistance intranet site is at: system/interpretation-translation/. For more information on Cultural Competence resources San Mateo County Health System offers visit the San Mateo County Office of Diversity and Equity website at:

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