Learn The signs Save A Life
Meet Porsche Williams
Restore Life is a Naval veteran owned and operated community resource for both government and civic entities. We specialize in peer and person to person suicide intervention, staff coaching and education on the prevention of suicide across the country. Porsche Williams - the founder - is a Navy veteran, a mother, and a motivational speaker that has firsthand experience with trauma and PTSD; throughout her life and military career.
Ms. Williams understands there is a demand for suicide intervention training programs at all levels and strives to provide services to assist all that needs additional training. As a board member of the Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council member and certified A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Instructor, Ms. Williams is ready to equip trainees and the public with knowledge that helps prevent suicides.
Since 2018, The Restore Life Team has intervened and prevented hundreds of suicide attempts throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area. Our goal is simple: to educate the world with the necessary training needed, in an effort, to decrease suicide rates globally.
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.
Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop. Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is the most cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.
Learning goals and objectives
Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:
Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions
Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs
Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
Presentations and guidance from two Living Works registered trainers
A scientifically proven intervention model
Powerful audiovisual learning aids
Skills practice and development
15 CEUs Available
A balance of challenge and safety
This class was great. The techniques and tools were practical for working in a variety of MH settings, groups or organizations. The facilitators were on point, knowledgeable and provided a wealth of resources . They created a safe environment which allowed for personal disclosures and healthy team building. A MUST CLASS for clinicians!