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Events & Training

Listed here are Trainings, Advocacy Events, Suicide Prevention Events, Support Groups and Symposiums. For full listing of trainings and events offered by the Center for Health and Learning and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center and/or to Register for any of the trainings, click here:

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 If you are looking for an event that is not listed please call us at 802-254-6590 or email us at: Info@HealthandLearning.org. Together we can make Zero Suicide a reality.

Jun
20
Thu
ASIST 2 Day Training Suicide Intervention @ Armed Forces Reserve Center
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
ASIST 2 Day Training Suicide Intervention @ Armed Forces Reserve Center

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.

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

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

ASIST helps to build regional networks of trained caregivers who can support each and use common terminology to approach suicide and safety. Want to get involved with this award-winning program? Here’s how:

Jun
21
Fri
ASIST 2 Day Training Suicide Intervention @ Armed Forces Reserve Center
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
ASIST 2 Day Training Suicide Intervention @ Armed Forces Reserve Center

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.

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

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

ASIST helps to build regional networks of trained caregivers who can support each and use common terminology to approach suicide and safety. Want to get involved with this award-winning program? Here’s how:

Jun
26
Wed
#BeThere for Service Members, Veterans & Families: Strengthening Community @ DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
#BeThere for Service Members, Veterans & Families: Strengthening Community @ DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown

Suicide is a national issue we can all help address.

VA is working hard to prevent suicide. We know that only half of this nation’s 20 million Veterans receive care or services from VA and we cannot do this alone. How do we support all Veterans living in our communities? It takes a team of partners in the community to prevent suicide.

No single factor causes suicide. No single agency can prevent suicide.

If you are part of a community located in Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont, please join VA New England as we come together to share resources and develop and strengthen partnerships in support of our shared mission of preventing suicide for Veterans, military service members, and their families.

Topics will include embracing a public health model for suicide prevention; strengthening our community partnerships; the role of faith communities in supporting Veterans; recognizing the signs of suicide risk and how to support a person in crisis, including safe messaging; lethal means education; discussion of the role of peer to peer support; and information regarding the NH Governor’s Challenge to prevent suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and Families.

Please join us at this event so that we can join together to support all Veterans where they live, work, and thrive.

Everyone has a role to play in protecting the ones who have protected us.

Sep
19
Thu
ASIST 2 Day Training Suicide Intervention @ Armed Forces Reserve Center
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
ASIST 2 Day Training Suicide Intervention @ Armed Forces Reserve Center

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.

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

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

ASIST helps to build regional networks of trained caregivers who can support each and use common terminology to approach suicide and safety. Want to get involved with this award-winning program? Here’s how:

Sep
20
Fri
ASIST 2 Day Training Suicide Intervention @ Armed Forces Reserve Center
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
ASIST 2 Day Training Suicide Intervention @ Armed Forces Reserve Center

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.

Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care

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

ASIST helps to build regional networks of trained caregivers who can support each and use common terminology to approach suicide and safety. Want to get involved with this award-winning program? Here’s how: