Suicide Prevention Training Classes

For nearly 30 years, Jefferson Center has been the facilitating agency of the Suicide Prevention Coalition, a community collaboration of stakeholders from Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties, Colorado, addressing suicide prevention issues in their communities. One of the goals of Jefferson Center’s suicide prevention program is to recruit “gatekeepers” in the community to participate in suicide prevention training classes.

Question, Persuade, Refer (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 Latino Information Session is a 3 hour interactive experience designed to inform and educate participants about the Latino Community by utilizing information presentation, discussion, small group exercises, and experiential activities.

The ASIST 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 1 million caregivers have participated in this 2-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.

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