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How can I find out about presentations or trainings in eCPR?

Check our schedule of trainings: Many virtual trainings are listed on the website and are available to people anywhere. Please contact us if you would like more information on presentations and trainings listed.

How do I schedule an eCPR training in my state or community?

Please contact us via our contact form or call 877-246-9058.

If there is no eCPR training scheduled in my area, how can I attend?

Many of our trainings are virtual. In addition, we encourage you to think about organizing a training or certification in your community. We are happy to talk with you to explore options for bringing eCPR to your area. What resources may be available? What other groups, constituencies, or organizations might partner with you? What level of training or certification makes sense at this time? We have flexible options to meet your needs, including one or two-day trainings as an introduction to eCPR. See the questions below on options for more information.

What are the options for training?

Training in eCPR comes in a variety of formats to best fit the needs of an organization or community.

Virtual 12-hour eCPR training
Trains people skills to practice eCPR in the community (i.e. helping a person in emotional crisis). Training is usually comprised of 2 Trainers/Facilitators with 12-14 participants.

Virtual Youth 12-hour eCPR training
Training especially for youth for practicing eCPR in the community (i.e. helping a person in emotional crisis). Training is usually comprised of 2 Youth Trainers/Facilitators with 12-14 participants.

Introductory talk (approximately 2 hours)
Gives an orientation to eCPR and allows time to dialogue and to respond to questions as well as to discuss next steps if an organization would like further training and to bring in interested people.

eCPR workshop (half day to full day)
Gives an in-depth overview of eCPR with ample time for audience participation, questions and practice scenario. Workshops can be presented at local, state, or national conferences or meetings.

2-Day eCPR Practitioner certification
A 14 hour training, typically conducted over two consecutive days, teaches people to be proficient in practicing eCPR. Training consists of up to 20 participants and 2 trainers (1 trainer for every 10 participants).

How trainings are financed?

Trainings are typically financed in two ways; either an organization or agency brings eCPR trainers and pays for the training, or a self-pay method where individual registrations cover all costs, and anyone can sign-up.

Cost of the 12-hour in-person eCPR training: $4,500 + Travel for up to 14 participants; $6,000 + Travel for up to 21 participants.

Cost of the virtual 12-hour eCPR training: $4,000 for up to 14 participants; $5,200 for up to 21 participants.

Does eCPR have different target audiences or it is the same curriculum for all participants?

The eCPR Resource Book was developed to be as inclusive as possible of diverse populations. Our advisory group has been key in assisting us with the multicultural applicability of eCPR. The training itself can be easily adapted to fit specific populations. Our trainers and facilitators are highly skilled and experienced in working with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures.

How much physical space is needed for the 2-day training?

A room needs to be large enough to accommodate the number of participants in the training. People should be seated in a circle, which allows participants to see each other.

In addition to the large room of training, we will need access to smaller rooms where groups of 10 participants can meet. For example, a training for 20 participants would need one large room and one smaller room. A training for 30 participants would need one large room and two smaller rooms.

How is eCPR different from Mental Health First Aid?

Emotional CPR and eCPR for youth are distinctly different from Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). With MHFA, participants learn how to make a lay diagnosis and then refer on to professionals. In eCPR, through a 12-hour, experiential training, participants learn how to support people in real time who are experiencing a variety of distress states. MHFA teaches "symptoms," and “diagnoses," and refers people to professional help. In that way MHFA teaches how to think, diagnose, and refer, and is very information and head based. In contrast, eCPR is a prevention strategy and more heart-based. By authentically connecting to another person heart-to-heart, eCPR is a prevention strategy that practitioners (any human being) can use in real time to prevent the need for any clinical intervention.

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