Frequently Asked Questions

Check our schedule of trainings: www.emotional-cpr.org/training. Please contact us if you would like more information on presentations and trainings listed.

Please contact us via our contact form or call 877-246-9058 with your query, and we will respond promptly.

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.

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 at practicing eCPR in the community. (i.e. helping a person in emotional crisis). Training is usually comprised of 2-3 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 2-3 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. Many of these are free to individuals interested in participating since an organization has already contracted with us to present.

eCPR workshop (half day to full day)
Gives an in-depth overview of eCPR with ample time for audience participation, questions and/ or practice scenario. Workshops are typically presented at local, state or national conferences or meetings, and therefore are free to those attending the conference.

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).

Practitioner certification: People who have completed the two-day eCPR practitioner training and are proficient to perform eCPR in the community (as evidenced by receiving an eCPR certification as a practitioner) may present introductory eCPR talks and workshops. We encourage eCPR practitioners to do presentations with other eCPR practitioners to improve their skills and get experience facilitating eCPR workshops.

Please contact us for information on becoming an eCPR educator or trainer.

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

Cost of the 2-Day in person eCPR training varies and depends on the number of participants and geographic location of trainers. Contact us for pricing questions.

Cost of the virtual 12 hour eCPR training also varies, please contact us for all pricing questions.

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. The training has specifically been adapted for both youth and law enforcement.

A room needs to be large enough to accommodate the number of participants in the training. People may be seated around tables arranged in a “U” shape or in some other arrangement that preferably 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, 30 participants one large room and two smaller rooms.

Emotional CPR (and there is a youth version) goes far beyond MH First Aid. In eCPR, through a 12-hour, experiential training, participants learn how to facilitate healing for persons experiencing a variety of distress states. If you merely want to teach community members how to identify persons in distress, and refer them to a professional, then you want MHFA. If on the other hand, you want to prepare community members to assist other community members through a stressful period, when there are no professionals available, you want eCPR. Just like you can’t have a cardiologist present every time someone has a heart attack, and need CPR trained people, we cannot expect a psychiatrist to be available every time a person is in acute distress and you need eCPR trained community members nearby.

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