Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Online Workshop – Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) for Educators

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July 21, 2022
9:00-10:30 am CST


Dr Laura Gallo
Laura Gallo, Ph.D., NCC
Assistant Professor of School Counseling
Department of Counselor Education

Event Details

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper, you will learn to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life

This training is designed for those who work with children and adolescents in the school setting. We will work through some role-plays and have opportunities for thoughtful discussion.