ASIST is a two-day, two-trainer workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. Family, friends and other community members may be the first to talk with a person at risk but have little or no training. ASIST can also provide those in formal helping roles with professional development to ensure they are prepared to provide suicide first-aid help as part of the care they provide.
The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, seek a shared understanding of reasons for dying and living, develop a safeplan based upon a review of risk, be prepared to do follow-up and become involved in suicide-safer community networks. The learning process is based on adult learning principles and is highly participatory. Graduated skills development occurs through mini-lectures, facilitated discussions, group simulations and role-plays.
safeTALK is a four-hour, face-to-face workshop featuring powerful presentations, audiovisuals and skills practice. Participants will learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support. A skilled, supportive trainer will guide participants through the course, and a community resource will be on hand to support their safety and comfort.
Family Engagement Program
The purpose of the Family Engagement Program (FEP) is to encourage parent and family involvement in Native youth lives as a protective factor against suicide and substance use. The FEP gives members in the community a chance to spend quality time together, along with other families in the community.
The Seneca Nation Health System’s Prevention Program, in collaboration with the Seneca Nation Cattaraugus Community Center, is excited to announce the opening of a new, youth-centered clubhouse that will provide a place for young people to develop social skills that promote long-term health, wellness and a drug-free lifestyle.
Prevention Education presentations are offered primarily to the school districts throughout the year, but their presentations can be tailored presentations for staff and community as well. For the school districts we primarily use evidence-based curriculua (e.g. Too Good For Drugs, Botvin’s Lifeskills, 2nd Step, etc.).
Teen Intervene is a tested, time-efficient, evidence-based program for pre-teens and teenagers (12-19 years old) suspected of experiencing mild to moderate problems associated with alcohol or other drug use; the program can also include their parents or guardians. The Teen-Intervene program integrates stages of change theory, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.