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28/01/2009

Tool Information

Settings: Education
MHP Steps: Preparation | Implementation | Follow Up | Needs Analysis
Country of Origin: United States
Languages: English
URL: Click here for Tool Website
Publication Information: QPR Intervention is developed by QPR Institute - a multidisciplinary training organization whose primary goal is to provide suicide prevention educational services and materials to professionals and the general public. A wide range of material can be ordered from QPR website.

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Paper Based | Soft Copy | Online
Free: No
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual and Organisation
Tool Type: Guidelines Codes of Practice
Download(s): Triage Gatekeeper Course - 135 KB

Tool Description

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that can be learnt to help save a life from suicide. 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. QPR-trained Gatekeepers will learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope and how to get help and save a life in one our (additional training is possible).

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: Applied internationally
Tool mainly used in: United States
Stage of Development: Well established
Evaluation and Research: Studies/Technical Data available
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: No information found

Evaluation Description

32 schools with random sample of 249 staff with 1-year average follow-up were examined. The results showed significant positive shift from QPR intervention. Skill training for staff serving as “natural gatekeepers” plus intervention that modify students help-seeking behaviors were recommended to supplement universal gatekeeper training (Wyman, PA.,Brown, CH., Inman, J., et al. Randomized trial of gatekeeper program for suicide prevention: 1-year impact on secondary school staff. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Vol 76(1), Feb 2008, 104-115.).

Contact Details

Organisation Name: QPR Institute
Address: P.O. Box 2867
Postal Code: WA 99220
Country: United States
Email: qinstitute@qwest.net
Telephone: (888) 726-7926

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