Training and Events

Upcoming Trainings


ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk 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-- ASIST can be learned and used by anyone. 

Lawrence, KS

Location: USD 497 District Building

July 14-15, 2018

8:30 AM- 4:30 PM

This workshop is free to United Way of Douglas County partner agencies. There is a $35 fee for other interested parties.

To Register Contact: Monica Kurz


Kansas City, KS

Location: KCK Library- South Branch

3104 Strong Avenue, Kansas City, KS

August 15-16, 2018

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM both days

This workshop is free to participants through support from the Kansas Health Foundation and a generous anonymous gift. 

To Register Click Here

This event is SOLD OUT! Please Contact or 785-841-9900 for wait list information.


Community Engagement

Partnership Progress Initiative: Headquarters & The Willow

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Lawrence Public Library

707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044

Willow Domestic Violence Center advocates have recently completed the ASIST workshop through Headquarters, Inc. Mental health is a top concern of advocates assisting domestic violence and human trafficking survivors in crisis. This is an opportunity for both agencies to share information about a collaboration to better serve survivors during crisis situations. 

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Kansas Prevention Conference

Kansas Prevention Conference: Connecting Communities

The Kansas Prevention Conference provides educational opportunities to increase awareness of emerging trends, build skills and knowledge to prevent suicide, tobacco, and other drug abuse, and advocate for best practices.

Registration opens in July. Early bird tickets (before August 1) are $100. After August 1st they will be $125.

For more information visit:

September 19-20

Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka