Q.P.R. (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a highly acclaimed international suicide prevention gatekeeper training program headquartered in Spokane, Washington. A licensed Q.P.R. Instructor will teach a basic suicide awareness/prevention gatekeeper component that builds critical skills that are helpful for adults to use in their professions and in workplace situations. Similar to C.P.R., Q.P.R. provides important information that can teach a person simple steps in how to identify a potential crisis, how to help a person in need, and how/who to refer individuals to for additional links to help.
Participants of this training learn common misconceptions about suicide, suicide as a public health problem, warning signs/risk factors, how to talk about suicide (Question), how to persuade a person to get help (Persuade), how to refer a person to appropriate resources (Refer), and how to build coping strategies and a safety-net.
This training program is ideal for organizations and employees who deal with high risk populations.
Most workshops are 2 hours in length at your designated location. We provide all equipment and materials to conduct the training. There is a fee for this workshop. Contact us below to request information.
What some participants have said about Q.P.R.:
“This should be taught to everyone.”
Additional Adult related presentations are available in our Adult Education section.
*Fresno SOS most recently provided a workplace training for Tulare County Health and Human Services in December of 2009.*