Available Training


2019 PSW Conference

Connection: The Key to Prevention

Pre-conference trainings:  May 2, 2019
Conference: May 3, 2019
Kalahari Resort, WI Dells

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QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer

Ask a Question, Save a Life

  • Gatekeeper Training: In one hour learn to recognize the risk factors and warning signs associated with suicidal ideation and how to offer hope. Available to anyone from Grade 7 and older – parents, friends, teachers, ministers, medical and mental health professionals, office settings, law enforcement – anyone who wants to know more about keeping the ones they care about from completing suicide. CEU’s are available through QPR Institute.

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QPR-T Training
Question, Persuade, Refer – risk assessment training

This registered best-practice training program teaches the core competencies required of professionals responsible for the care and safety of clients/patients detected to be at elevated risk for suicidal self-directed violence. Following foundational lectures on epidemiology, clinical risk patterns, and current status of suicide risk assessment, clinicians learn how to conduct a standardized, evidence-based seven-step interview designed to elicit perceived burdensomeness, suicidal desire, intent, capability and buffer against suicide. Training includes modules on means restriction counseling, collaborative crisis safety and planning, managing/monitoring risk over time, documentation and a skills practice session. Email using this form for more information.

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)

Care competencies for mental health professionals. A one-day workshop for mental health professionals on assessing suicide risk, planning treatment and managing ongoing care for at-risk clients. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) offers continuing education credits to social workers, certified counselors and psychologists. Email using this form for more information.

Military 101

Introduction to military culture and understanding challenges of reintegration into civilian life, geared toward mental health providers, law enforcement and social workers. Email using this form for more information.

Mental Health 101

Good mental health is fundamental to the overall health and well-being of every person. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, schizoaffective disorders and suicidal ideation. This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about mental health. Email using this form for more information.

Coalition Training and Consulting

Starting or established coalitions can sometimes use assistance with projects or challenges. Topics include coalition building, fundraising ideas, networking and collaborating skills and more to make your coalition as successful as possible.  Email using this form for more information.

Wisconsin State Zero Suicide Academy (WSZSA)

Creating the zero suicide culture; ensuring every patient has a pathway to care; developing a competent workforce; identifying and assessing suicide risk level; using effective, evidence-based care and continuing contact after care are all part of this two-day programming based on the Zero Suicide Initiative developed by the National Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Health systems and ancillary organizations learn how to collaborate and together develop continuity of care for those in mental health care upon release from the emergency room or inpatient care and more. Email using this form for more information.

Specialized/Custom Training

For a specific suicide or mental health-related topic, feel free to contact us for information – we may have a program or resource available for you, or be able to develop something for your needs. Email using this form for more information.