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Training and Education
Are you ready to learn more about preventing suicide? Several training and education opportunities are available across the state of Nebraska. If you don’t see one in your area and want to explore how to make it happen, please let us know!
Youth Suicide Prevention Webinars
To view the Power Point presentations and audio from our past webinars, please visit our webinar archive.
Gatekeeper training is for anyone who comes in contact with youth. This training contains basic information about suicide, how to spot someone at risk and what to do or say. The training model endorsed by the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition for use in Nebraska is QPR (c) (Question, Persuade and Refer). Qualified trainers are available across the state and are ready to present to your group. The presentation is about an hour and a half and is appropriate for all group sizes. To schedule a training for your group please see our QPR trainer contact list below to help you figure out what trainers are nearby. Then feel free to contact the trainer directly to schedule your training event. Once QPR is scheduled for your group, each participant will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire before and after your training experience to let us know how helpful the training is.
QPR Trainer Contact List by Location
QPR Sponsor Request Form
Training for Professionals
Gatekeepers are trained to spot and refer youth who are thinking of suicide to professionals. Clinical training is designed to help school, behavioral health, medical professionals, and clergy to receive and help young people referred to them. Nebraska is proud to offer competency based clinical education using the AMSR model (c) (Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk). This day-long workshop will increase clinician knowledge of eight core competencies while building skills to assess suicide risk. More information about the AMSR model is available at: http://www.sprc.org/traininginstitute/amsr/clincomp.asp The AMSR workshop is presented in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) in collaboration with the American Association for Suicidology.
Upcoming training in Nebraska
Please check back for more upcoming training events
Information for QPR Trainers
Nebraska currently has a number of people qualified to deliver the QPR curriculum. If you are interested in becoming a trainer please check back in early 2011 for information about the next QPR Train-the-Trainer event. We ask the QPR trainers to assist us in tracking the effectiveness of gatekeeper training in Nebraska by engaging participants using several evaluation tools. These tools and handouts are available for download below:
EIRF Instructions for Gatekeepers
Pre Training Survey
Post Training Survey
For more information or to request training for your community, please fill out the QPR Sponsor Request Form.