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​QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) is a FREE suicide prevention training available to anyone 18 years of age or older who lives or works in Santa Clara County. 

What you will learn:  QPR training covers the myths and facts related to suicide, warning signs of suicide, how to ask the suicide Question, how to Persuade someone in crisis to seek help, and to Refer them to resources.​

No registration required.

Date:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location:  Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030

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For more information, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by
e-mail: evelyn.quintanilla@hhs.sccgov.org or 1 (408) 885-3723.
 
For more information regarding the QPR, visit the QPR Institute Website


 
Q​PR Online Suicide Prevention Training


 

Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) is a FREE online suicide prevention training available to anyone 18 years of age or older who lives or works in Santa Clara County. 

What you will learn:  QPR training covers the myths and facts related to suicide, warning signs of suicide, how to ask the suicide Question, how to Persuade someone in crisis to seek help, and to Refer them to resources.

Click here to sign up  for a free online training code.

For more information regarding the QPR, visit the QPR Institute Website

QPR Gatekeeper Training Class  

 
Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis.  
 
What you will learn:  
How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal  
The myths and facts related to suicide 
The warning signs of suicide 
How to get help for someone in crisis  
 
For more information, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by
e-mail: evelyn.quintanilla@hhs.sccgov.org or 1 (408) 885-3723.
 

 

QPRT Online Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training  

 
This interactive training is for professionals responsible for the care and safety of patients at elevated risk for suicidal behaviors in all settings and across the lifespan.  
 
During the course of the training, participants will:  

Gain competence in assessment and management of those at risk for suicide  
Document suicide risk assessment and clinical decision-making 
Conduct a suicide risk assessment 
Produce a standardized suicide risk assessment  
 
For more information, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by
e-mail: evelyn.quintanilla@hhs.sccgov.org or 1 (408) 885-3723.


Training provided by the Behavioral Health Services Department with funds from the voter-approved Proposition 63.​

  FREE Suicide Intervention Workshop

         

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop features:

• Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
• A scientifically proven intervention model
• Powerful audiovisual learning aids
• Group discussions
• Skills practice and development
• A balance of challenge and safety

Date:  Monday – Tuesday, March 4 – 5, 2019

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Provided to confirmed attendees.

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Click here to Register Online.

For more information, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by
e-mail: evelyn.quintanilla@hhs.sccgov.org or 1 (408) 885-3723.
 
For more information about ASIST, visit LivingWorks Website.​


 
Training provided by the Behavioral Health Services Department with funds from the voter-approved Proposition 63.​​​ 
 
safeTALK Alertness Training

        

safeTALK is an alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. safeTALK trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting individuals with thoughts of suicide to life-saving intervention resources.  

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to: 

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present 
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked 
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide 
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe 
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help 
For more information, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by
e-mail: evelyn.quintanilla@hhs.sccgov.org or 1 (408) 885-3723.

To register: No upcoming trainings at this time. 

For more information regarding the safeTALK, visit LivingWo​rks Website.​

 
Training provided by the Behavioral Health Services Department with funds from the voter-approved Proposition 63.​


 ​​suicide to Hope Training ​

         

suicide To Hope (s2H): A Recovery and Growth Workshop

The goal of the suicide To Hope (s2H) Workshop is to encourage and enable participants to apply a recovery and growth oriented approach to working with persons previously at risk and currently safe from suicide.

Through interactive learning and practice, participants will learn to: 

  • Reflect on their qualities as helpers - the beliefs, values and attitudes they bring to the helping relationship - and how these impact the effectiveness of their work. 
  • Describe key features of a hope-oriented, recovery and growth approach to suicide; 
  • Understand a framework for finding and exploring recovery and growth opportunities in suicide experiences and 
  • Apply a Pathway to Hope (PaTH) model for setting and working toward recovery an growth goals 
Date:  Tuesday, May 22, 2019

Time:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:   Santa Clara County Office of Education, Cupertino Conference Room, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose

7 CEUs available only for LMFT, LCSW, RN, CAADC/CCAPP, LEP, LPCC

Check back in December for online registration. Click here​ for flyer.
 
For more information, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by
e-mail: evelyn.quintanilla@hhs.sccgov.org or 1 (408) 885-3723.

For more information regarding suicide To Hope (s2H), visit LivingWorks Website.

Date:  Thursday, September 13, 2018   *** FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. ***​
Time:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Santa Clara County Office of Education, Morgan Hill Conference Room, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose


 
Training provided by the Behavioral Health Services Department with funds from the voter-approved Proposition 63.​​

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.​


Registration required. Click​ here​​ to register.

Date:  Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Community Solutions
9015 Murray Avenue, Suite 100
Gilroy, CA 95020

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Saturday, February 9, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.​


Registration required. Click here​ to register.

Date:  Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Tully Community Branch Library, Community Room
880 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95121

 
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Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training

 
         
FREE Youth MHFA Instructor Training (8-hour)

You will learn:
  • How to teach the Youth Mental Health First Aid course

  • Present the program with fidelity to the tested, core model

  • Apply the program to a range of adult learning styles

  • Tailor presentation to diverse audiences and learning environments

Training Format:
  • National trainers from the National Council for Behavioral Health will provide an in-depth instruction on how to facilitate the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course.

  • The training includes a written exam and evaluates each candidate’s ability to present the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course to a variety of audiences.

  • Certification is not guaranteed. To become certified, participants must:
    • ​Be present for the entire training
    • Satisfactorily deliver the presentation
For more information, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by
e-mail: evelyn.quintanilla@hhs.sccgov.org or 1 (408) 885-3723.

To register: No upcoming trainings at this time. 

​ For more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid, visit MHFA USA​ Website.

 
Training provided by the Behavioral Health Services Department with funds from the voter-approved Proposition 63.​​​

Youth Mental Health First Aid ​Training

 
        
        
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a free* 8-hour training designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common ​mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people 
in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Intended Audience:
Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 and who do NOT have a mental health background: teachers, nurses, coaches etc. 

For more information, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by
e-mail: evelyn.quintanilla@hhs.sccgov.org or 1 (408) 885-3723.

To register: No upcoming trainings at this time. 

For more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid, visit MHFA USA​ Website.

 
Training provided by the Behavioral Health Services Department with funds from the voter-approved Proposition 63.​​

​Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
    

        

Adult Mental Health First Aid Training

 
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training designed with the objective to aid someone who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis.  

What you will learn:  
  • Risk factors and warning signs for common mental health and addiction concerns 
  • Learn how to apply the 5-step action plan in a variety of situations.  
Intended Audience  
Anyone over the age of 18, who does NOT have a mental health background can take this course.  

For more information, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by
e-mail: evelyn.quintanilla@hhs.sccgov.org or 1 (408) 885-3723.

To register: No upcoming trainings at this time.

For more information about Mental Health First Aid, visit MHFA USA Website.

 
Training provided by the Behavioral Health Services Department with funds from the voter-approved Proposition 63.​​​

 

​​​​​​Additional train-the-trainer opportunities 

SafeTALK: October 15 - 17, 2018, Auburn, CA
Clidk here to register​, voucher code: 20935​

For more information, please contact: Evelyn Quintanilla, Community Outreach Specialist, Suicide Prevention Program by
e-mail: evelyn.quintanilla@hhs.sccgov.org or 1 (408) 885-3723.
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Last updated: 2/22/2019 11:36 AM