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The Alaska Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training
The Alaska Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training will help prepare and give knowledge about suicide, including identifying risk factors, warning signs as well as protective factors that influence a person’s ability to care for themselves during a crisis. Gatekeepers will also learn and practice intervention skills such as active listening, relationship building, assessment of risk, and the development of an action plan including the identification of community resources and making appropriate referral. The curriculum has the ability to be adapted and modified to fit the needs of the target audience. There are approximately 40 active Gatekeeper trainers around the state that may be available to provide training, support or other resources. For a list of trainers in your region contact James Gallanos, Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator at 465-8536 or e-mail at james.gallanos@alaska.gov.

Living Matters: Resources for Those Who Care for and about Depressed and Suicidal Youth
Current, useful resources, answers to questions, and information on presentations and workshops which can enhance your competency in identifying and supporting young people suffering the pain of depression and/or suicidal thoughts.

Living Works Education, Inc.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
The ASIST workshop (formerly the Suicide Intervention Workshop) is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 200,000 caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop. Information on various suicide prevention training packages, their intervention handbook, and links to various suicide-related resources.

QPR for Suicide Prevention
The QPR Institute offers comprehensive suicide prevention training programs, educational and clinical materials for the general public, professionals, and institutions. Two courses are now available on-line: QPR Suicide Triage is for anyone who may come into contact with potentially suicidal persons – health aides, nurses, counselors, law enforcement, fire and EMT professionals, attorneys, school health personnel, chaplains, and crisis line staff. QPRT: Suicide Risk Assessment and Risk Management Training. QPRT stands for Question/Persuade/Refer/Treat and is for professionals who may evaluate, assist, counsel or treat potentially suicidal persons.

Suicide Prevention Curricula

National Center for Suicide Prevention Training
The National Center for Suicide Prevention Training (NCSPT) provides educational resources to help public officials, service providers, and community-based coalitions develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies.

Survivors of Suicide Curriculum
Curriculum available for educational and training purposes. Developed by John L. McIntosh, Ph.D. & Richard W. Hubbard, Ph.D. and funded by a grant from The Retirement Research Foundation.


Suicide Prevention Through Skilled Suicide Assessment
Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing
This website is designed specifically for mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, school counselors, primary care physicians, and psychiatric nurses, who are looking for information on the development of suicide prevention skills, crisis intervention skills, and advanced clinical interviewing skills. Practical interviewing tips and a complete description of the interview strategy for eliciting suicidal ideation known as the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach). Relevant links and book descriptions.

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