Are you looking to get trained in ASIST or become a trainer in ASIST?  The best way to set up a training or get trained in ASIST is to directly contact trainers in your area.  They will have the best and quickest knowledge of local trainings.  Click here to see trainers or training coordinators in your area.  Below is a calendar showing dates of monthly Oregon ASIST trainer Learning Collaborative meetings, hosted ASIST training for trainers, and some limited ASIST workshops.

If you are looking to become an ASIST trainer, please contact Tim directly.  He can share about local opportunities for discounted ASIST training for trainers which are offered through this project.  For other training for trainer options, check the LivingWorks website, some of which will not be located in Oregon.

ASIST WORKSHOPS IN OREGON

Trainings are updated monthly.  Seats are limited.  The developer of ASIST lists trainings as well, which you can find here. The last update was on 3/22/2024:

April 2024

  • Columbia Health Services
    • April 25-26, 2024, St. Helens, OR ($150 per person with scholarships available)
    • To register, contact Amber Bathon at abathon@columbia-health.org
  • ASIST for Older Adults, Service Members, Veterans, their Families, and any caregivers
    • April 29-30th, 8:30-4:30pm, Albany, OR offered at no cost ($250 value) with Oregon Health Authority suicide prevention funds
    • Register at bit.ly/MVASIST

May 2024

  • Incite Agency for Change – See website for more details and registration
    • May 1-2, 2024, Salem Oregon (Agency Training – Spots open 2 weeks prior –  sign up for RSVP list if interested)
  • Mind Solutions
  • Northwest Educational Service District

More 2024 Trainings

  • Lines for Life
    • June 12-13 in Portland, OR ($250 per person)
    • To register, follow this link
  • Incite Agency for Change – See website for more details and registration
    • Training for Youth and Young Adults (16-24 years old) and their families, offered at no cost ($250 value) with Oregon Health Authority suicide prevention funds
    • June 25-26 in Salem
  • Mind Solutions
  • Columbia Health Services
    • July 25-26, 2024, St. Helens, OR ($150 per person with scholarships available)
    • To register, contact Amber Bathon at abathon@columbia-health.org
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UPDATE – As of November 2020, this project has shifted its focus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which limits both of these in-person only trainings. To fill the suicide intervention space, Oregon Health Authority, through a partnership with Oregon Pediatric Society, brought forth a virtual training option – Youth SAVE (Suicide Assessment in Virtual Environments).  This exciting development does mean that focus on safeTALK has decreased.  While safeTALK is still an important training, it is unknown when or if safeTALK will come back into focus.  Contact Tim for more information (tglascock@aocmhp.org).

This project is a part of a larger effort by the Oregon Health Authority to expand suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention training capacity. This includes trainings such as Sources of StrengthMental Health First AidQPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)Youth SAVE (Suicide Assessment in Virtual Environments), and Connect Postvention.  To learn more about this project and other trainings related, check out this flyer showing the different programs along the prevention spectrum.

In addition to the aforementioned trainings, Oregon Health Authority also funds the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide which oversees the implementation of the five-year Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan (YSIPP).  To learn more about the Alliance or get involved, check out their website.

To learn more about broader suicide prevention work in Oregon, find support, and browse resources, check out the Oregon Suicide Prevention website.

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out:

  • Oregon YouthLine: 877.968.8491
  • 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text ‘SOS’ to 741741