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Free workshop offered on suicide intervention

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (NCDPH) is funding an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in its highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshops.

“This is a wonderful two-day training that is used around the world to give both clinicians and lay people practical help in responding to someone who might be at risk of suicide,” said School of Social Work faculty member Jodi Flick, who has worked extensively in suicide prevention.
NCDPH will provide:

  • Training and materials
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Overnight expenses for those commuting more than 50 miles one way
  • Mileage for those commuting more than 20 miles one way

It will be held Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Van Hecka Wettach, 160 Ridge Road in Chapel Hill.