Learn Suicide First Aid Skills

Learn Suicide First Aid Skills
Posted on 03/09/2016

Port Angeles, Wash. – Port Angeles School District, in partnership with Forks Community Coalition, presents Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), a two-day workshop on Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center, 905 West 9th Street.

“Our target audience is anyone who may come into contact with someone having thoughts of suicide,” said organizer Leeann Grasseth, Stevens Middle School prevention/intervention specialist. “The workshop is open to all interested community members.” 

ASIST teaches suicide first-aid intervention skills.  Over the course of the workshop (15 training hours), participants will learn specific skills that help identify those at risk and how to better listen to and care for those having thoughts of suicide.  

The facilitators for this training are Grasseth, Jolene Price (Forks Community Coalition Coordinator) and Sandra Valasquez (Readiness to Learn Coordinator).

The workshop fee is $65 and payment is required by April 11, 2016. Seating is limited to 30; register early.  Mandatory two-day participation.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Send registration to:

Leeann Grasseth
Mail payment to 1139 West 14th Street Port Angeles, WA.  98363
Make check or purchase order payable to: Port Angeles School District
Fax purchase orders to 360.457.5709

Questions?  Email lgrasseth@portangelesschools.org or call 360.565.1786.

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator

Port Angeles School District