Foundation 2 provides training to a variety of groups in our community on topics related to crisis and suicide prevention.

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.

Foundation 2 provides ASIST training to our staff and provides ASIST training to anyone in the community interested in suicide prevention.  Our agency has four registered trainers on staff.  We have trained a variety of people including bankers, nurses, church volunteers and school counselors.

Ranging from 90 minutes to a half a day, suicideTALK invites all participants—regardless of prior training or experience—to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community. Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question “Should we talk about suicide?” By looking at this question in a number of different ways, session members can discover some of the beliefs and ideas about suicide in their communities—and in themselves.

suicideTALK is a new training developed by LivingWorks. Foundation 2 has four staff available to provide suicideTALK training.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

Foundation 2 has two staff available to provide QPR training.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities or would like to discuss a custom training for your group, please contact Elisabeth Kissling at (319) 200-8425.

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