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Trainings

QPRlogo2QPR – Suicide Prevention

Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Trainings for Suicide Prevention are now available in San Diego County.

QPR is designed to give members of the general public the basic skills necessary to recognize the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. As CPR is for the heart, QPR is for the mind. We are happy to share that over 9,000 San Diego residents have been trained in QPR. A big thanks to our volunteer trainers who continue to offer this valuable suicide prevention training to members of our San Diego community.

The QPR Gatekeeper Trainings are funded by the County of San Diego HHSA, and are offered at no cost to attendees on behalf of the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council.

As of June 30, 2016 more than 10,000 San Diegans have been trained in QPR.

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As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper, you will learn to:

  • Recognize warning signs of suicide
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life

Audience: Anyone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide: parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others.

Training Length: 1 to 1.5 hours

Cost: FREE

To Schedule a Training, contact Lora Cayanan at 858-609-7971 or lcayanan@sdchip.org.

Downloads

(For more information, contact Yeni L. Palomino at ypalomino@sdchip.org)


Instructions
– To prepare for and report the results of each training

Local Resources Handout (English) – REQUIRED HANDOUT – Distribute and every QPR Gatekeeper Training

Local Resources Handout (Spanish) – REQUIRED HANDOUT – Distribute and every QPR Gatekeeper Training

QPR Gatekeeper Training Evaluation (English) – REQUIRED HANDOUT – Distribute and collect at every QPR Gatekeeper Training; Return to CHIP

QPR Gatekeeper Training Evaluation (Spanish) – REQUIRED HANDOUT – Distribute and collect at every QPR Gatekeeper Training; Return to CHIP

QPR Evaluation Template – Enter evaluations and return compiled results to CHIP (optional)

Myths and Facts About Suicide (Quiz) – For use in QPR Gatekeeper Trainings (optional)

Generic QPR Gatekeeper Flyer – To advertise QPR Gatekeeper Trainings

QPR Gatekeeper Flyer with Blanks – To advertise a scheduled QPR Gatekeeper Training (for location, date, time, and speaker)

San Diego County QPR Gatekeeper Standard Presentation (English) – Feel free to customize the presentation, as long as the QPR slides/information remain the same

QPR Gatekeeper Presentation (Spanish) – Feel free to customize the presentation, as long as the QPR slides/information remain the same

San Diego County – Local Data Slides – Alan Smith’s (County of San Diego EMS) suicide data presentation slides

QPR Institute – Additional Slide Sets

QPR for Law Enforcement and Emergency Service Professionals
Click here for Powerpoint download.
Click here for this project and how the new video is to be used


Facts About Manic-Depression, Depression and Suicide
PowerPoint file for presenting facts about depression and suicide (updated 4/29/04)

Click here to download


National Suicide Statistics for QPR Instructors:
PowerPoint file of basic suicide statistics for QPR presentations (updated frequently) (195 K)

Click here to download.


QPR Gatekeeper module:
PowerPoint file for the standard QPR Gatekeeper presentation (595K)

Click here to download.


QPR Gatekeeper – Youth version (revised Fall 2007):
PowerPoint file for the youth version of the QPR Gatekeeper
presentation. (256K)

Click here to download.


QPR Gatekeeper – Residential version:
PowerPoint file for the residential setting of the QPR Gatekeeper presentation. (603K)

Click here to download.


QPR Gatekeeper – Spanish version:
PowerPoint file for the youth version in SPANISH of the QPR Gatekeeper presentation. (56K)

Click here to download.


QPR Gatekeeper in School Settings:
PowerPoint file for presenting QPR to school faculty and support staff (256K)

Click here to download.


QPR Gatekeeper – Native American
PowerPoint file for presenting QPR Gatekeeper training for Native American audiences

Click here to download (This is a very large file, it is best to download and save it to your computer. Attempting to open it on your browser can be difficult!)


QPR Gatekeeper – Late Life Suicide
PowerPoint file concerning issues of late life suicide.

Click here to download.


QPR for Primary Care
PowerPoint file concerning primary care physicians

Click here to download.


QPR Role Play Scenarios

Adults

Adolescents

Law Enforcement

College

Youth Child – Middle School

ASIST-logo-300x85ASIST

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training or ASIST Workshops for Suicide First Aid are conducted biannually in San Diego County. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

ASIST provides practical training for those seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST workshops are open to everyone at any skill level. As of December 4, 2015, more than 140 individuals have been trained in ASIST. We thank all of our ASIST trainers for their hard work.

ASIST workshops are funded by the County of San Diego HHSA and Kaiser Permanente.

Learn how to:

  • Recognize invitations for help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Assess the risk of suicide
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with local resources.

Audience: Anyone aged 16 and older. Professionals as well as members of the community at large have all found great value in ASIST.

Training Length: Two-full days

To learn more, please contact Lora Cayanan at 858-609-7971 or lcayanan@sdchip.org.


Testimonials:
“In a world where suicide has become prevalent, I think it’s worthwhile to learn how to interact with a person who is contemplating suicide. I know that a real life situation can be much more complex than the hypothetical scenarios we have created, but I am very glad to have a framework in my mind to help people in severe mental distress.”

logoGLSEN

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) Trainings are designed for educators to help create safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. As of December 1, 2015 there have been over 70 educators that have completed the GLSEN training.

GLSEN trainings are funded by the County of San Diego HHSA , Kaiser Permanente, and the San Diego County Office of Education.

Learn:

  • Current federal and state laws that address bullying and harassment
  • How to play a part in taking a stand against bullying and harassment in schools
  • The meaning of becoming an “ally” to LGBT youth
  • How to comply with the Fair Education Act, SB 48, which mandates the contributions of LGBT people into the curriculum

Audience: Middle and High School Educators

Training Length: 3 hours

Cost: $30 per individual, training kit and breakfast included

To learn more, please contact Lora Cayanan at 858-609-7971 or lcayanan@sdchip.org.