Older adult suicide is a major public health problem. Older adults attempt suicide less often but are more likely to die on a first attempt. They are more frail, more isolated, and according to the World Health Organization have the highest rates of suicide in the world. To address this sliver tsunami of deaths by suicide, this skills-based training program is designed to prepare and enable the eldercare workforce to recognize and respond effectively to emerging suicide risk in older adults.
The Preventing Elder Suicide course is an expanded version of the 90-minute QPR training program. Requiring 4 hours, this course includes how to recognize suicide warning signs, how to intervene immediately to reduce risk, and how to employ existing best practice tools to assess and manage known suicide risk.
Modularized in a rich mix of text, video, voice-over PowerPoint™ lectures, interactive practice sessions, and other state-of-the-art e-learning technologies, this training program provides a dynamic, evidence-based foundation to suicide risk reduction practices.
What this training program is not
This training is not a substitute for a college degree in counseling or other mental health profession. The program does not teach suicide risk assessment skills. Suicide risk assessment training is provided in QPRT 2.0 Suicide Risk Assessment, Detection, and Management Pro
Upon completion, participants should be able to
Please note that our courses are not certified for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) credits. Online courses do not come with the supervision necessary to practise in real life situations. Participant accounts will remain active for one year from the date of purchase, allowing ample time to complete the course.