Become a certified trainer of QPR's approach to suicide prevention. Learn how to train gatekeepers at schools, colleges and corporations, effectively empowering communities to support individuals in crisis.
This certification course trains instructors to teach QPR for Suicide Prevention to their community.
Participants first learn about the nature of suicidal communications, what forms these communications take and how they may be used as the stimulus for a QPR intervention. To gain perspective, participants are introduced to the history of suicide, suicide prevention and the spectrum of modern-day public health suicide prevention education efforts. The history, background and research support for QPR are reviewed.
Participants then learn to market QPR, target potential Gatekeepers, and how to teach the QPR curriculum. They also learn to deal with pent-up audience demand to talk about suicide, survivor issues and how to make immediate interventions and referrals.
After completion of the course:
The course offers an instructor certificate that remains valid for three years. Upon completion of the initial three-year period, participants are required to renew their certificate every two years by paying a nominal fee. Moreover, participant accounts will remain active for one year from the date of purchase, allowing ample time to complete the course. Once the course is successfully completed, the QPR Instructor account will be activated and remain active until the certification renewal is due.