Course Detail: HLT400 - Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): Training for Trainers (T4T)

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.  Participants also learn to deal with pent up audience demand to talk about suicide, survivor issues and how to make immediate interventions and referrals.  Each participant has the opportunity for individual rehearsal and practice through role-plays.

Note: No refunds with less than 2 days' notice.

 Course Objectives:

    To understand the nature, range and importance of suicidal communications and their importance in preventing suicide.

    To review and understand the groups at greatest risk of suicide and why QPR can work for them.

    To train participants to teach QPR, for Suicide Prevention.

    To gain a historical perspective about suicide prevention and how QPR fits into national efforts.

    To acquire specific knowledge about how audiences may respond to the QPR message and how to react in a helpful manner.

    To learn how to effectively promote suicide prevention in their own communities.

    To gain the competence and confidence to teach others how to save lives and help prevent suicidal behaviors.

 Course Content:

    Suicide and suicide prevention in history

    Gatekeeper training; how, why and the research

    New and promising approaches to suicide prevention

    Targeting prevention education efforts

    Review of the QPR video

    Teaching QPR

    Facilitating role plays

    Handling questions from audiences

    National and local resources and how to use them

    Expanding QPR to other community prevention efforts

    Completion of training evaluations

    Orientation to the national QPR network and QPR Institute

    Awarding of three year Instructor Certificates

 Certification Program Includes:

-A full-day training course

-A QPR Instructor's Manual complete with:

-Detailed teaching information

-QPR Instructor's Teaching CD with suicidal communications vignettes 

-Suicide statistics

-QPR introductory video hosted by Carrie Fisher

-PowerPoint slides for the core QPR Gatekeeper training

-Overhead masters for handouts

-Audio CD of a QPR Gatekeeper training

-25 QPR booklets and QPR wallet cards

-A copy of Tender Leaves of Hope booklet

-Tool kit (continuously updated) with information on issues related to suicide

-Two of Dr. Quinnett's books:  Suicide: The Forever Decision & Counseling Suicidal People: A Therapy of Hope

-Access to QPRI's toll free number for consultations on QPR training

-QPR Times, a newsletter created for QPR Certified Gatekeeper Instructors


 Cost: $450



Purdue University Fort Wayne

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Neff Hall, Room 139

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805



Friday, January 24, 2020

8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

Registration deadline: 5 p.m. on January 21, 2020


Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided.


For more information, please contact Alice Jordan-Miles at 260-481-4184.  Day of training contact telephone: 260-415-0556. Refunds will not be allowed after January 21, 2020.


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