Jefferson Center offers various training classes for suicide prevention.
Most training classes are free of charge and cover topics such as stigma around suicide, risk factors for youth, LGBTQ+ and Latino/Hispanic communities, and are especially helpful for those that provide services to those communities.
QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
QPR is a 90 minute gatekeeper training that can be customized to fit your audience. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Those who attend will learn to:
- Recognize the warning signs of suicide
- Know how to offer hope
- Know how to get help and save a life
Upcoming QPR Trainings
Upcoming classes will be held ONLINE via ZOOM until further notice.
- Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- miércoles, 16 de febrero de 2022 a partir de las 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. en español
- Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Training
The safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training is a 3 hour training that deals openly with the stigma around suicide and prepares participants to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community. As a suicideTALK-informed session member, you will be better able to: understand how personal and community beliefs about suicide affect suicide stigma and safety; appreciate how the steps taught in safeTALK can be used to help prevent suicide; choose among ways to help protect, preserve and promote life in a suicide-safer community.
Upcoming SafeTALK Trainings
- No upcoming SafeTALK Trainings at this time – check back for updates!
A.S.I.S.T. Suicide Intervention Skills Workshop
The A.S.I.S.T. Suicide Intervention Skills Workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 750,000 caregivers have participated in this 2-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.
Upcoming A.S.I.S.T. Trainings
- No upcoming ASIST Trainings at this time – check back for updates!
GLBTQ Information Session
The GLBTQ Information Session is a 3 hour interactive experience designed to inform and educate participants about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities by utilizing information presentation, discussion, small group exercises, and experiential activities.