QPR Suicide Prevention Trainings
If you are looking for suicide prevention resources for yourself or another person, click here.
CAPS, in collaboration with Human Resources' GoUSF and Health Promotion Services, offers a free training called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Certification. The mission of QPR is "to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know."
Participants in QPR trainings at USF have found it valuable in increasing their knowledge and skills around suicide prevention:
This is important training that everyone should do.
This has made a major impact on how I will operate in these types of situations moving forward.
This training allowed me to become more comfortable with a subject, suicide, that isn't the easiest to talk about.
If you and/or members of your organization are interested in learning more about suicide prevention, click on one of the links below to register for a 1.5-hour QPR Gatekeeper Certification training session via Zoom. The training includes a lecture, videos, and interactive role-play with discussion.
Undergraduate & Graduate Students:
- Friday, February 19th, 2021 (10:30 am–12 pm)
- Monday, February 22nd, 2021 (5–6:30 pm)
- Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 (10:30 am–12 pm)
- Monday, April 5th, 2021 (5–6:30 pm)
Non-Student Staff & Faculty:
- Monday, December 21st, 2020 (10:30 am–12 pm)
- Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 (10:30 am–12 pm)
- Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 (2–3:30 pm)
If none of the dates listed above work for you, please check this website monthly as new training sessions will be added. If you have a group of 6 or more and would like to schedule a separate training on a different date, please click here. For questions, contact Stephanie McGrath, Psy.D. Thanks!