Youth Program

Suicide Prevention Services Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR Training)- QPR is a one-hour course taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The course addresses key components covered in training: How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal 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 get help for someone in crisis teen Mental Health First Aid– Teaches high school students how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders among their friends and peers. The training gives students the skills to have supportive conversations with their friends and get a responsible and trusted adult to take over as necessary. It is designed to be delivered in schools or community sites in three interactive classroom sessions of 90 minutes each or six sessions of 45 minutes each. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)- ASIST is a two-day, two-trainer, workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups (family, friends, and other community members). ASIST can also provide those in formal helping roles with professional development to ensure that they are prepared to provide suicide first aid help as part of the care they provide. The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed.  Training includes mini-lectures, facilitated discussions, group simulations, and role plays. H.O.P.E.- Suicide Prevention for American Indian and Alaska Native Crime Victims- 1-day training for crime victim advocates on how to properly identify a victim who is at risk for suicide, intervene and refer them to appropriate care, and appropriately follow-up with the victim.   In 2019, 34 Anchorage and regional community members were trained in suicide intervention skills. … Continue reading Youth Program