Research Evidence for QPR Institute Educational Training Programs
The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP),
a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA), is a searchable database of interventions for suicide prevention
programs, as well programs and practices for the treatment of mental
and substance use disorders.
The QPR Institute has prepared the required materials for submission to the registry for an October 1, 2008 application. However, SAMHSA has announced that, “due the large number of interventions already accepted for review, NREPP will not be accepting new submissions until October 1, 2009.”
We are aware that many organizations, agencies, and states are obliged to consider only evidence-based practices for adoption. To help leadership make informed decisions about QPR Institute training programs and practices, we wish to provide reviewers with a summary of the same materials we have compiled to meet the NREPP requirements.
In our view, the successful registry of the QPR Gatekeeper Training Program for Suicide Prevention program would likely have occurred in the late fall of 2008 as this program meets the following three minimum NREPP requirements:
- Does the intervention demonstrates
one or more positive outcomes (p = .05) in mental health and/or
substance use behavior among individuals, communities, or populations?
Answer: Yes. See multiple studies listed below.
- Have the intervention results have been published
in a peer-reviewed publication or documented in a comprehensive evaluation
Randomized Trial of a Gatekeeper Training Program for Suicide Prevention: Impact on School Staff after One Year
Proximate Outcomes of Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention in the Workplace Evaluation of Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention in Veterans
Tennessee Lives Count: Statewide gatekeeper training for youth suicide prevention.
A college suicide prevention model for American Indian students.
The Short-Term Effectiveness of a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Program in a College Setting with Residence Life Advisers
- Is there documentation of the intervention
and its proper implementation (e.g., manuals, process guides, tools,
training materials) is available to the public to facilitate dissemination?
The QPR Institute publishes and widely disseminates its print and digital copyrighted training manuals, educational programs, videos, books, assessment tools and protocols, and maintains high standards for fidelity in the delivery of its programs and practices through the use of comprehensive licensing agreements and third party credentialing of its programs for continuing education.
Finally, we believe the QPR Institute’s programs meet priority status for review, and that our interventions will receive additional priority points for rigor of the experimental designs used to evaluate the gatekeeper training program in particular.
Staff and Faculty, QPR Institute
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- Does a Brief Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Program Enhance Observed Skills?
- Is it my job to prevent suicide? Perspectives of Health Care Professionals
- A Comparison of Web-based and Face-to-Face Gatekeeper Training
- Tennessee’s State-Wide Gatekeeper Training: Preliminary Outcomes and Lessons Learned
- Youth Suicide Prevention Project Outcomes - Virginia Department of Health
- QPR Gatekeeper Training Evaluation
- QPR Evaluation Report, University at Buffalo
- Provider Evaluation of QPRT
- Consumer Evaluation of QPRT
- 911 Summary Evaluation
- Gatekeeper Training Results for Different Age Groups
- QPR Gatekeeper Instructor Training Summary
- Developmental History of QPRT
- A Multi-Center Study of the Effectiveness of an 8-hour Suicide Risk Assessment and Risk Management Course (QPRT) in Increasing Knowledge about Suicide
- Satisfaction with Face-to-Face and Self-Study Training Formats for the QPR Certified Instructor Training Program
- Educational Preferences and Outcomes From Suicide Prevention Training in the Veterans Health Administration: One-Year Follow-Up With Healthcare Employees in Upstate New York
- Randomized Trial of Suicide Gatekeeper Training for Social Workers
Generic Gatekeeper Research Reports
While the QPR Institute is not primarily a research organization, we do carefully evaluate all our training programs, interview protocols, print and video materials. Recognizing the lack of quality research in many areas of suicide prevention, where at all possible we follow an evidence-based approach. When we innovate, we do so only with data collection and evaluation systems in place. In the training of professionals, we provide pre-post testing and competency measures to determine training effects on changes in clinical practice. We also provide proven tested evaluation measures and protocols to assess outcomes for those who wish to employ our training programs in their
The QPR Institute has conducted several formal evaluations of our gatekeeper training program and, with Spokane Mental Health, we have researched our clinical interview risk assessment methods, their effectiveness in data collection, and their impact on both suicidal consumers of mental health services and the clinicians who provide those services.
We collaborate with other institutes and university-based research teams and maintain a faculty of active, and well known, university-based researchers to guide and direct our ongoing evaluation methods, as well as to coordinate our research activities with other groups and organizations.
Licensing agreements between the QPR Institute and medical-surgical or psychiatric hospitals, mental health organizations and large healthcare systems using our suicide risk reduction program may include an agreement to share in the data collected by those organizations. This database provides important source material for current and future researchers.
Since it’s inception, the QPR Institute has collaborated with graduate school students and researchers in the evaluation of our work from the following organizations:
- Center of Disease Control and Prevention
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- The Department of Veteran Affairs
- University of Washington Department of Public Health, Seattle, WA (masters thesis on QPR).
- Spokane Mental Health, Spokane WA.
- Department of Research and Program Evaluation, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, NM (check)
- The Washington Institute for Mental Illness Research and Training/Washington State University, Spokane, WA
- The Deveruex Foundation, Villanova, PA
- The University of Alabama Department of Public Health, Mobile, AL
- The Washington State Youth Suicide Prevention Program, Seattle, WA
- The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
- The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
- Colorado State University
- The University of Buffalo
- The University of North Dakota>Minnesota State University-Moorehead
- Washington University-St. Louis
- Illinois Institute of Technology