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The SPRC Training Institute provides an ever-expanding array of training resources designed to build capacity for suicide prevention among public health, medical, and behavioral health professionals, education and social service agency staff and many others. These high-quality products reflect the emphasis on training found in the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, and in that spirit, are provided at no charge or the lowest cost possible to individuals and communities across the country. Descriptions of each of the Institute’s offerings follow. If you have questions about a particular course or suggestions for additional offerings, please contact us at sprctraining@edc.org.

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals

AMSR provides mental health professionals with a research-informed, skills-based training.  The training was created by SPRC in partnership with the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and is delivered in person over the course of a day.  Click on the link above to find a description of the workshop, trainers who can deliver it in a particular community, and a schedule of upcoming workshops.  For more information, contact amsr@edc.org.

Research to Practice Webinars

These webinars are designed to help practitioners gain up-to-date information about the science of suicide prevention and its real-world applications.  View the archives of past webinars, including recordings and supplemental materials from each session.   Both the live events and the archives are available at no charge.

Online Trainings

These trainings are designed to help practitioners gain foundational knowledge and skills in suicide prevention practice and programming.  They are offered free-of-charge. 

  • Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention
  • Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
  • Choosing and Implementing a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Program
  • Planning and Evaluation for Youth Suicide Prevention
  • The Research Evidence for Suicide as a Preventable Public Health Issue

Youth Suicide Prevention Grantees Webinars

These webinars provide information on program development, implementation, and evaluation useful to anyone interested in a public health approach to suicide prevention. They were originally offered as group technical assistance events to Garrett Lee Smith youth suicide prevention grantees based in state, tribal, or campus settings.

Workshops and Toolkits

Resources can be found here to benefit those “out in the field,” whether their setting is juvenile justice, schools or other youth-serving agencies, primary care or senior living communities.  Developed by SPRC exclusively or collaboratively, these resources can be accessed at no cost.

SAMHSA Webinars

This page hosts archived webinars from SAMHSA that provide SPRC audience members with easy access to information on a wide variety of suicide-related topics.  If you would like to suggest a webinar topic, please email Chelsea Booth at chelsea.booth@samhsa.hhs.gov.

Presentations by Other Organizations

This page hosts archived webinars and conference presentations that focus on issues of interest to SPRC audience members.