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QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) for Suicide Prevention

  • November 17, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.

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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 

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.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 ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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