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QPR was developed by Dr. Paul Quinnett and stands for Question Persuade Refer. In addition to learning how to recognize a crisis, this training focuses on the participants learning how to question someone effectively regarding potential thoughts of suicide, how to persuade someone to receive the most effective help for their current state (by listening without judgment and helping them to find the hope to stay alive) and how to refer someone to the next step for further, ongoing assistance.
Participants are given statistical information, as well as information about risk factors, warning signs and protective factors in order to be effective, “Gatekeepers.” A role play session is included in the training to allow for practice of these skills in a safe environment. Although the focus of QPR is suicide prevention these strategies and techniques can be used to support any mental health crisis. Training material, access to resources as well as a list of local resources, and a certificate is provided upon completion of the training.
Presented by: CN Guidance and Counseling Services
For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)
FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records. You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account.
If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at email@example.com).
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