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Training Opportunities – A listing of upcoming and archived training opportunities on topics related to suicide prevention. Check back often as these trainings are updated frequently. 

For more information on training opportunities in Veterans mental health, please visit California Department of Health Care Services Veterans Resources: Upcoming Trainings 

On-going Trainings

National Center for Suicide Prevention Training The Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center offer four free online, self-paced workshops on understanding youth suicide prevention. Workshop topics include youth suicide data, program planning and evaluation, gatekeeper role in suicide prevention, and evidence-based practices for youth suicide prevention. Continuing education units for social workers and health educators are available for all workshops. You may request credits if you receive a 70% or higher on the workshop post-test.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Principles of Prevention This free course offers continuing education credits and is available 24/7. This course teaches key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model. Participants complete interactive exercises to learn to help prevent five types of violence, including suicide.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center Online Training The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) offers free online training to service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials and community-based coalitions to help support the development of effective suicide prevention programs and policies. Four courses are currently available: 1) Implementing a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Programs, 2) Locating, Understanding and Presenting Youth Suicide Data, 3) Planning and Evaluation for Youth Suicide Prevention, and 4) The Research Evidence for Suicide as a Preventable Public Health Issue.

 Training Archive

Suicide Prevention Resource Center Training Institute Archives

SAMHSA ADS Archived Trainings

Well Aware Archived Trainings

Additional Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

SPRC Gatekeeper Training Matrix
A comparison table of programs that are listed and described in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry. Viewers can click on the title of each program to read more information about it. Each program is described in terms of requirements, audiences, highlights and program objectives.

SAMHSA’s ADS Center 

American Association of Suicidology

Well Aware 

Last modified on: 1/13/2014 4:01 PM