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Adult QPR Suicide Prevention Certification


Adult QPR Certification

Question. Persuade. Refer.

Three steps anyone can learn to prevent suicide.

with Andrea Smith & Carmita Williams 

Pre-registration is required.

The last day to register is Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4pm

 Date: Monday, February 27, 2017                                                                                
 Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
 LocationNortheast Guidance Center, 2900 Conner Detroit 48202

Training Description

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the nature and range of suicidal communications
  • Knowing the groups at greatest risk of suicide and why QPR can work for them
  • Suicide and suicide prevention in history
  • New and promising approaches to suicide prevention
  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life

Suggested Participants: Stakeholders; Community Members; Providers of Developmental Disability; Substance Abuse and/or Co-Occurring Disorders; Coordinating Agencies; Peer Support Specialists and Peer Mentors; Peer Advocates Parent Support Partners; Family Members and Advocates; Researchers; Staff, Students, and Faculty Members from Colleges and Universities; Juvenile Justice Workforce; Court Professionals; Law Enforcement Professionals; Fire and Rescue Personnel; and School Teachers

Registration Policy

Pre-registration is required. Participants are welcome to attend the training as a walk-in (someone that did not pre-register), however, walk-ins will NOT be guaranteed seats or materials. Walk-ins will be asked to wait until the training begins in order to receive training materials and be seated to assure that there is enough room. This training fills quickly and walk-in space is extremely limited, if space is available at all. Plan to pre-register to ensure your attendance.

Continuing Education Information

1.5 Continuing Education Credits are approved for this training.  Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for it's entirety.  

-SOCIAL WORKERS:  1.5 continuing education credits are approved for this training. 
-LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: 1.5 continuing education credits are approved for this training.  The Virtual Center of Excellence is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. 
-QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (QMHP): These training hours meet the MDCH training requirement for QMHP staff. 

-TRAINING HOURSThis training will count toward the annual training hours required by most provider agencies.

ADA Accommodations

If you have individual requirements or need special services to participate in this training, please notify Andrea Smith at Please make arrangements at least two weeks before the training date.

For technical assistance, contact our help desk at (313) 451-3792 or 

If you have questions regarding the training, contact Andrea Smith at


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