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September 2009 News

ASIST Suicide Intervention Training – 20/21 October, 2009

The Deora Project will facilitate a two day training in ASIST, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on 20/21 October, 2009.  This is a two-day interactive workshop for community caregivers, which is endorsed by the National Office of Suicide Prevention and is used worldwide.  
The workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively work with people at risk of suicide.  Each workshop will deal directly with attitudes about suicide prevention, and participants will learn how to recognise people who might be at risk. Skill development exercises and community networking activities will take up the entire second day of the workshop. While the cost per person normally runs to €270.00, the Deora Project will be paying all training costs and therefore the workshops are provided free of charge.
Each workshop: 
·        Will accommodate up to 24 people
·        Is facilitated over 2 consecutive days (non-residential) 9am to  4.30pm
·        Will take place at Oasis Counselling Centre, Seville Place, Dublin 1
·        Provides ‘Livingworks’ certification
·        Is free to participants, however, lunch is not provided.
Places will be allocated on receipt of completed application forms, which are available from:  Please note that places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 
More information about the ASIST 2-day courses can be found by logging on to or by telephoning 087-974 2742.  We look forward to facilitating you in gaining access to this excellent training opportunity.


Dublin Aids Alliance:

Dublin Aids Alliance have announced their Autumn/Winter training calendar:

 Sexual Health & Drug Awareness Training for Trainers Programme will commence on the 8th of October for 8 weeks.

 Safe Sex Negotiation Skills Training for Trainers Programme will commence on the 30th September for 7 weeks. For more detailed information on both courses and contact details please select here .


Step By Step:

Step by Step is a community-based project for children and families in the Markets area of Dublin. The project works with children between the ages of 6 and 12 who would benefit from additional support. Step-by-Step runs individual programmes based on the children's social, educational and recreational development. Typically, these programmes involve small group work in a stimulating environment, where children can learn about important issues (e.g. hygiene, nutrition, bereavement) through completing projects with their peers. In addition, Step-by-Step runs a range of fun and exciting outdoor trips and activities for children.

The Step by Step project will facilitate training in Multi-Sensory Development on the 16th September '09. This is a one day interactive workshop for organisations/projects withing the community.

To find out more information and contact details about Step by Step or the Multi-Sensory room & training please select here .