Brief Description of Trainings

ASIST-Applied Suicide Intervention Skills 

ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help clinical and non-clinical caregivers and parents recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. Trainers are certified by Living Works, Inc., as accomplished practitioners in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. ASIST prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions. Professionals, volunteers and informal helpers all need to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety. To participate in this training you must be at least 16 years old. As an ASIST-trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:

  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Understand how your beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
  • Understand the reasons for thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
  • Review current risk and develop a plan to increase safety from suicidal behavior for an agreed amount of time
  • Follow-up on all safety commitments, accessing further help as needed.

*CASAC, CPS and CPP contact hours’ certificate available upon request
*Please note that this is not a clinical training, however; clinicians have found this training helpful.

Seeking Safety
Training focus on PTSD, substance abuse and trauma treatment models with emphasis on seeking safety treatment.

Ready, Set, Go!
Led by trained facilitators, OMK-NY workshops are designed especially for youth workers, educators, counselors and community service agencies. These workshops offer an insight into military culture and the deployment cycle; they suggest ways to best provide for, understand the needs of, and support military kids and their families through community resources.

CONNECT: Postvention is Prevention
CONNECT Postvention training is designed to reduce risk and promote healing following a suicide death and is a designated National Best Practice Program. Suicide deaths not only affect family but frequently create larger community distress; suicide clusters may follow. CONNECT helps communities prepare for suicide deaths and to mobilize to prevent suicide clusters. The 3-4 hour CONNECT Suicide Postvention Training provides specific knowledge and skill development for various professions who might be involved in suicide response. Postvention is Prevention.

SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for everyone
SafeTALK is a two-and-a-half to three-hour training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. This training is great for non-clinical providers, parents and youth of at least 15 years old. As a SafeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, and intervention caregivers.

Family Connections
Family CONNECTIONS is a research-based, 12-week course for family members with a relative who has either Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or symptoms of the disorder. Developed by Dr. Alan Fruzzetti and Dr. Perry Hoffman, the program seeks to provide the most current information and research on BPD, to teach coping skills to family members based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and to develop a support network.