Training on the Protocol for Distressed and Distressing Students
UMass Boston has adopted a Protocol to help guide members of the campus community in maintaining a safety-network. Free training on how to implement the Protocol is available to any group of students, faculty, or staff. Learn more here.
QPR Training (QPR stands for “Question, Persuade, Refer”)
Colleges and Universities are communities. Therefore, a community-based approach is necessary for the successful introduction and ongoing support of suicide prevention programming on college campuses. The QPR Institute staff and faculty believe that for suicide attempts and completions among college students to be minimized, broad public health education and the diffusion of innovative suicide risk reduction practices are required. Basically, universities must come to accept that not only is suicide preventable, but that universities share in the responsibility to educate, inform, identify, refer and provide potentially life-saving information and interventions to its students, staff and faculty (QPR Institute).
For more information, please visit www.qprinstitute.com.
UHS Counseling Center senior staff are certified QPR Instructors and provide free QPR training for students, faculty, and staff at UMass Boston.