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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
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.