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Prevention Training

SPS is proud to offer award-winning, internationally known prevention training created by Living Works.

There are 3 different programs to choose: ASIST, safeTALK,  and esuicideTALK.

Living Works Mission—Saving lives through the creation, development, and delivery of innovative training experiences that empower organizations, communities, and individuals to be safer from suicide.

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.

ASIST is a two day training course. 


ASIST Friday & Saturday: January 24 & 25, 2020.

Timing is 8:30am Sharp -4:30pm both days.

AMITA Health

Mercy Medical Center

1325 North Highland Avenue

Aurora, IL 60506


Enter through main hospital entrance; training takes place in the Buckley room on the lower level. Parking available. Lunch is included. 



ASIST Saturday & Sunday: February 29- March 1, 2020.

Timing is 8:30am Sharp -4:30pm both days.


(next to St. Michael's United Church of Christ)

108 Sherman Street

West Chicago, IL. 60185


Parking available. Lunch is included. 




SPS is able to provide a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee, for requests made up to one week prior to the ASIST workshop.

For requests made after one week prior to the workshop, and up to 9am the first day of the workshop, SPS will issue a credit toward a future ASIST workshop held within six months, less a $50 meal and administrative fee. All requests made after 9am the first day of the workshop cannot be honored due to the content of the workshop.


safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. 

safeTALK Training Date:

Location: Batavia Covenant Church

1314 Main St. Batavia, IL 60510

Date: Saturday January 11th, 2020 9am-12:30pm

Registration Fee: $25 per participant


safeTALK is a half day training course. 

esuicideTALK uses a virtual classroom environment to explore questions around suicide, its causes, and how it can be prevented through open and honest discussion. Modeled on the face-to-face suicideTALK awareness presentation, esuicideTALK is ideal for businesses and large organizations aiming to raise awareness about suicide among their employees or members. Participants log in via a voucher system and complete the course at their own pace, typically in one to two hours. Training Dates Coming Soon.

esuicideTALK is done online in 1-2 hours.