The Norman Transcript


October 23, 2012

Suicide prevention training

NORMAN — The Southwest Prevention Center at the University of Oklahoma OUtreach is hosting a series of training sessions geared toward suicide prevention.

There will be three one-hour QPR Gatekeeper trainings on Nov. 1 and an all-day QPR Certified Gatekeeper “Instructor” Training on Nov. 15. QPR Gatekeeper Training sessions will be held 11 a.m. to noon, 2 to 3 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 1. QPR Certified Gatekeeper Instructor Training will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 15.

Both events will be held at the College of Continuing Education Forum, 1704 Asp Ave., on the Norman campus.

The purpose of the training is to offer a best practices suicide prevention strategy and protocol to community gatekeepers who provide services to or otherwise have frequent access to youth and young adults, especially those who may be vulnerable to or at risk for suicide and/or suicide ideation.

QPR gatekeeper training includes early identification of those at risk for suicide, how to ask the question about suicide intent, and how to get someone to helping resources. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a strategy for getting someone who is thinking of suicide to get the help he or she needs.

It is recommended that persons interested in becoming a certified QPR Gatekeeper “Instructor” for their department, school, office or campus have either attended a previous one-hour gatekeeper training or will attend one of the three one-hour QPR Gatekeeper trainings on Nov. 1 prior to taking the day-long QPR Gatekeeper Instructor course on Nov. 15.

In the one-hour course, a QPR-trained gatekeeper will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope and know how to get help and save a life.

As a QPR-trained Certified Gatekeeper Instructor:

· The QPR certification course trains instructors to teach QPR for suicide prevention to their community, such as coworkers, peers, students, staff, etc.

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