Ask a Question. Save a Life.
QPR stands for Question. Persuade. Refer. Is is suicide prevention training that teaches you the prevalence of suicide in your community, the risk factors and warning signs of someone having suicidal ideations and how to intervene to prevent a possible tragedy. The QPR method was developed specifically to detect and respond to anyone emitting suicide warning signs. However, independent researchers and federal agencies who funded the original assessment of QPR have suggested that the QPR intervention could be useful in far broader applications as well.
Talking about suicide can be difficult for many individuals. Suicide is a widespread issue that has touched almost everyone in one way or another. It is important that during our QPR trainings we have a support person in addition to the QPR facilitator.
As the QPR Support Volunteer if someone leaves the training room upset it is your responsibility to follow the individual and ask if they are ok. The QPR Support may need to utilize their own QPR training when checking to make sure a training attendant is ok.
You may also assist the instructor as needed with greeting guests, passing out papers etc.
- Crisis Intervention
- General Education
- Youth Services
- Professional Development
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- At least one three hour block a month
- Must pass required background checks and complete QPR training.