Recent feedback from NIU students who attended
"While it was one of the most mentally draining weekends of my life, it was also one of the most incredible. I never thought I would be so confident working with suicide."
"What I enjoyed most about ASIST is how it provides a common language and conceptualization process for suicide and persons considering suicide. Being able to practice and receive immediate feedback on how my suicide interventions may help or create distance for someone seeking help might be perceived."
"As a counselor-in-training, I firmly believe the skill set I obtained throughout the 16 hours of training will be extremely useful and fully applicable in my career. Even more so, just as a human being who wants to help others in their time of need, I will carry the knowledge our group leaders gave to us."
"Because of ASIST training, I now feel adequately prepared to implement a suicide intervention with students, co-workers, and friends."
ASIST workshops are also available for a closed group request. Any university, agency or a business can request to have us provide our ASIST 2-day training exclusively to their group.
For more information send us a message or
call us at (630) 482-9699.
ASIST TRAINER, Kari Frantzen
Kari Frantzen is a licensed clinical social worker and social worker at Sandwich High School. She received her BA in Sociology & Psychology from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1997 and her MSW from Aurora University in 2001. Kari chose to pursue a career where she could help others after her father's suicide in 1991 when she was 15 years old. Kari is a former Suicide Prevention Services of America board member, facilitator/co-facilitator of the Sandwich and Aurora Survivors of Suicide group meetings, and has been an ASIST trainer since 2008. In her "spare time", Kari enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children as well as being an active member of Indian Valley Theatre.