Northern BC Crisis Centre Upcoming Workshops

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Upcoming Workshops

The Crisis Centre provides educational workshops aimed at building suicide-safer communities. Our training includes skills training, healthy coping, communication, peer support, and education to prevent and respond to crisis and suicide.

We collaborate with and support agencies, front line workers, social workers, first responders, education providers, industry and the general public to develop an approach to suicide prevention.

ASIST Registration December 5th and 6th

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ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a two day, interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide life-assisting first-aid intervention.  This workshop is open to all caregivers, formally designated or not; adults and youth 16 plus.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
  • Understand a person at risk’s story about suicide as well as recognize turning points that connect the person to life
  • Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe for now
  • Confirm the person at risk’s faith in the safe-plan and their intent to follow it through.

The role of ASIST in a Suicide-Safer Community:

ASIST caregivers complete the process that safeTALK helpers start, providing life assisting, suicide first-aid intervention.

“I use ASIST in virtually every crisis situation, in both of my roles as a volunteer and employee…thank you for this life changing program.”

–ASIST PARTICIPANT

Workshop facilitated by Sandra Boulianne and Kelly Lafrentz will be held December 5th and 6th 2019 from 9:00-4:30 in the Circle of Unity room of the Native Friendship Centre’s main floor, 1600 3rd Ave.  Cost is $250 or $199 for students.  For further information or to register, please contact Sandra Boulianne at executive.director@crisis-centre.ca or call 250-564-5736.