QPR Online Gatekeeper Training - Learn QPR Now!
The QPR Institute is pleased to announce the first suicide prevention gatekeeper training program to be delivered online.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training in the world and more than 1,000,000 adults have been trained in classroom settings in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and other countries. Thousands more are now
being training online.
QPR Online is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and takes approximately one hour to complete. More time may be taken to read additional files, practice the intervention and review key information for high risk groups; elders, youth, medical patients and others. A high-speed internet connection is required.
QPR Online is hosted by actress and author, Carrie Fisher, and uses web-based technology, compelling graphics, video and interactive learning dynamics to teach:
- How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
- The common causes of suicidal behavior
- The warning signs of suicide
- How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
- How to get help for someone in crisis
After completing a post-course survey, evaluation and passing a 15-item quiz on QPR, a printable Certificate of Course Completion is available. To reinforce online QPR gatekeeper training, all self-paced learners receive an enriched program review (an e-version of the QPR booklet and option to print a wallet card) immediately after completing training.
Upon completion of training, learners also receive courtesy email reminders to review and recap their training experience at six weeks, at 46 weeks, and just before their training license closes at the end of 3 years.
Of note, research has shown QPR Online to be equally effective to classroom QPR training, and in some areas, e.g., retained knowledge and self-efficacy, significantly more effective. Online training advantages include learner control of training, reduced delivery and administrative costs, and confidentiality to reach out for help, e.g., seek a personal depression screening or call a crisis line (embedded in the online option).
QPR Online learners may select generic, African-American or Native-American versions of the video. Australian and New Zealand learners are provided a generic version for their countries.
Each training license is active for three years and may be accessed for review 24/7. Recertification quizzes may be taken at any time. While an individual certificate is available to only one person, family members may share in the training experience.
The program includes information on depression, a web-based free depression/mental health screening, suicide prevention resources and a free, best-selling e-book, Suicide: the Forever Decision by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D.
QPR Onlinemay be blended with follow-on classroom sessions for skill practice, question and answer periods, and for crisis response review. Online QPR training has been approved for continuing education credits for many professions.
Finally, QPR Online answers “yes” the four “A” questions of any good public health educational program. To address a preventable public health problem, is the training:
For large organizations, volume discounts, delivery of training from your web site, a Learning Management System to collect data and report outcomes, and referral customization for QPR Online are available. For more information call 1-888-726-7926.