We are very excited to be training a total of 60 masters of social work students from Laurier School of Social Work in ASIST, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training during the month of May. This training prepares students to identify people with thoughts of suicide and be given the opportunity to learn and practice skills to quip them in delivering competent suicide interventions. With Laurier also having the training, both schools of social work in our Region are seriously examining how these essential skills can be delivered to students each year, leading the way across Canada. Our hope it for this training to be built into curriculum of social work programs right across Canada to ensure sustainability.
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