Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a form of CPR for suicidal individuals.
Depression and Suicide Prevention Hotline Training
Hotline training includes working with an experienced trainer monitoring incoming calls, training on the computers and phones, and learning policies and procedures. Training begins after orientation and communication training, and consists of one four-hour shift per week for a period of eight weeks. Shifts will be set at a time when there is an experienced trainer available, and to accommodate each volunteer’s schedule.
Fees and Costs
A $25.00 fee is charged to cover the cost of training materials.
Upon completion of Depression and Suicide Prevention Hotline training and acceptance, Volunteer Paraprofessionals:
Training sessions are held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Suicide Prevention Services of America headquarters at Stone Manor, 528 South Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31), in Batavia, Illinois. Send Holly a message or call Holly at (630) 482-9699, ext. 227 for the current Hotline training sessions schedule.
* Please note that ASIST must be completed before volunteers can take their own lineroom shift.
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Classroom training sessions are held at the Suicide Prevention Services of America headquarters at Stone Manor, 528 South Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31), in Batavia, Illinois.
Sessions are scheduled periodically throughout the year, and we welcome trainees to begin at any time. Classroom training topics and subjects include:
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