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Upcoming Suicide Prevention Trainings

As the local resource for suicide prevention education, the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition (CISPC) offers a variety of workshops to community groups (Suicide Prevention Training Summary).  In addition to their QPR training listed below, two additional organizations are offering suicide prevention trainings during June 2016.

Question. Persuade. Refer (QPR) Training
On Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 11:15 – 12:45, CISPC will be holding a QPR training at their next general meeting in the Harborview Conference Room located in the Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main St. (Rt 6A), Barnstable.  Contact Joan McDonald, CISPC Training and Events Coordinator.

TRAUMATIC LOSS: New Understandings, New Directions
On Friday, June 17, 2016, from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program is sponsoring a training by John (Jack) Jordan, Ph.D., which will provide an overview and update of the effects on individuals and families of traumatic deaths such as suicides, homicides, and accidental deaths. More information and registration.

Question. Persuade. Refer (QPR) Certification Train-the-Trainer
On Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:30 – 4:00 PM, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program is sponsoring a train-the-trainer certification training by the nationally recognized QPR Institute.  This certification prepares instructors to teach QPR for Suicide Prevention to members of their community. The usual cost of this certification training is $400 per person.  The DPH Suicide Prevention Program is underwriting the cost and offering it free of charge in exchange for participants who receive certification agreeing to train a minimum of 25 gatekeepers within 12 months of course completion.  Click here for more information and to register.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
On June 27 & 28, 2016, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Cape Cod Community College is hosting an ASIST training.  Cost is $125 per person (discounted with assistance from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Cape & Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition.)  ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to teach suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed.  View flyer for more information.  Registration form.  Must register by June 23.  For more information or to register call 774/392-5420 or