Suicide Prevention Trainings

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,  GLBTQ and Latino/Hispanic communities, and are especially helpful for those that provide services to those communities.

More information about Suicide Prevention

There are no public classes scheduled at this time. Contact Heather Trish at 303-432-5265 to schedule a class for your group.

Information Sessions highlighting the unique risk factors facing the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning (GLBTQ) Communities and the Latino/Hispanic Communities have also been created.

These trainings are open to anyone providing services to youth and young adults ages 10-24 in Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties…including (but not limited to) parents, foster families, community representatives, healthcare staff, social services, mental health, child welfare, school personnel, emergency responders, and faith based organizations.

All trainings are free of charge, made possible through generous grant support from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Office of Suicide Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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
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.
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.
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.