CIST - Workshop Description

This two-day research based workshop has been designed to teach a strengths-based approach to the communication, assessment, and suicide response skills essential for crisis intervention.

During this two-day interactive program, participants will learn:

  • The definitions of crisis
  • Trauma-informed practice: How to shift focus from an “At Risk” to an “At Promise” perspective
  • How to apply a crisis intervention model in crisis situations
  • How to effectively assess crisis situations
  • How to facilitate the development of a short-term coping plan for a person in crisis
  • How to recognize and to respond to someone who is thinking about suicide
  • Community resource information

Participants will receive a certificate of completion after they have taken part in both days of the workshop.

If you are interested in having us present CIST at your agency or business place, please contact us at 250-753-2495, toll free at 1-877-753-2495, or via email at

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