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Suicide Prevention Training: QPR

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QPR, which stands for "Question, Persuade, Refer", is a nationally recognized suicide prevention program designed to educate persons to recognize and respond to the signs of suicidal thinking or behavior. Research has shown that persons who ultimately attempt suicide often provide numerous direct or indirect clues as to their intentions, and the goal of this training is to recognize these verbal, behavioral, or situational clues and take steps to get the person professional help. The presentation helps persons learn how to ask the suicide question, how to persuade the person to contact appropriate assistance, and how to identify referral options. Once trained, these persons act as gatekeepers for the campus community, informed and ready to intervene on behalf of individuals considering suicide.

QPR Registration

QPR Suicide Prevention Training Request Form

In accordance with recommendations regarding safe practices for COVID-19 prevention, CAPS offers virtual QPR training. Advance registration is required as there is a limit of 20 participants per training. Please sign up for one of the training dates below by completing the QPR Suicide Prevention Training Request Form. We will respond to confirm your participation with the training zoom link.

QPR Workshop schedule

Date Time Location
Thursday, August 25th 12:00 pm In-person
Monday, August 29th 12:00 pm Virtual
Thursday, September 1st 12:00 pm Virtual
Thursday, September 8th 12:00 pm Virtual
Monday, September 12th 12:00 pm Virtual
Thursday, September 15th 12:00 pm Virtual - FULL
Monday, September 19th 12:00 pm Virtual
Thursday, September 22nd 12:00 pm Virtual - FULL
Monday, September 26th 12:00 pm Virtual or In-Person (SSC1)
Thursday, September 29th 12:00 pm Virtual
Monday, October 3rd 12:00 pm Virtual
Thursday October 6th 12:00 pm Virtual
Monday, October 10th 12:00 pm Virtual
Thursday October 13th 12:00 pm Virtual
Monday, October 17th 12:00 pm Virtual
Thursday October 20th 12:00 pm Virtual
Monday, October 24th 12:00 pm Virtual
Thursday October 27th 12:00 pm Virtual
Monday, October 31st 12:00 pm Virtual or In-Person (SSC1)
Thursday November 3rd 12:00 pm Virtual
Monday, November 7th 12:00 pm Virtual
Thursday November 10th 12:00 pm Virtual
Monday, November 14th 12:00 pm Virtual
Thursday November 17th 12:00 pm Virtual
Monday, November 21st 12:00 pm Virtual
Monday, November 28th 12:00 pm In-Person (Health 2)