Preventative Training


Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

  • A one-to two-hour gatekeeper training that teaches lay and professional gatekeepers to recognize and respond positively to someone exhibiting suicide warning signs and behaviors.  QPR requires instruction by a qualified trainer.


The Connect Suicide Prevention Program

  • Connect Suicide Prevention/Invention Training increases the capacity of professionals and communities to prevent suicide across the lifespan.  Connect uses a public health approach and incorporates key elements of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy.  Applying an unique holistic model and offering a community planning component using an unique socio-ecological model that examines suicide in the context of the individual, family, tribe, community and society.

The Connect Suicide Postvention Program

  • A six hour program which helps to increase the capacity of a community/organization to respond effectively to a suicide in order to prevent additional suicides.  Connect Postvention training is a proactive planning tool for promoting healing and reducing risk after a suicide death.

Applied Suicide Invention Skills Training (ASIST)

  • The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  ASIST is a two-day (14 hours) intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.