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Suicide Prevention Training

Ask, Care Escort (ACE) Training

Ask, Care Escort (ACE) Training (ACE) is the Army-approved suicide prevention and awareness training model. ACE is approximately one and one half hours long. The key training objective is awareness training (risk factors and warning signs). IAW AR 600-63 ACE training is conducted annually. US Army Public Health Command (PHC) Provisional has developed training focused at: Soldiers, Leaders, DA Civilians and Families. Completion of training for Soldiers and Leaders will be documented in the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) and the Individual Training Record (ITR) IAW AR 350-1.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is the Army-approved intervention training.

  • 2-Day ASIST training: Gatekeepers will attend a two (2) day training session to obtain additional identification and intervention skills. The two-day ASIST workshops are coordinated locally and taught by ASIST certified training personnel.
  • 5-Day ASIST Train the Trainer (T4T): ASIST T4T is additional training available which equips personnel with the ability to train ASIST. ASIST T4T certification requires the individual to complete a five-day course and conduct three (3) ASIST 2-day classes within the first year and one (1) for each year thereafter. The five-day workshops are coordinated through Suicide Prevention Program Managers (SPPM). Individuals who complete the five-day class and conduct three 2-Day ASIST classes within the first year receive an additional skill identifier. Information on ASIST training is available through the LivingWorks website: http://www.livingworks.net