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Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Community Training

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Third Floor Conference Room

Lake County Health Department

3010 Grand Avenue

Waukegan, IL 60085

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More than 800,000 people die by suicide world-wide every year (WHO, 2014) and it is the second leading cause of death from age 15-29. Within the U.S. there are approximately 450,000 people that attempt suicide every year. QPR is a community training that helps participants to learn how to recognize and refer people at risk of suicide to support services, before an adverse event occurs. The hope is that the more people trained in recognizing and referring at-risk people, the more likely at-risk people will be supported and referred and before an attempt. Spanish interpretation services will be available.

In this training, you can expect to learn to ask key questions and actively listen to their responses so people will be more likely to open up to you. You'll learn the importance of means reduction, e.g. removing the means by which someone would attempt suicide. And you'll understand the importance of compassionate connection and referring to community agencies. We'll have brochures available on local resources so you'll leave better equipped to refer someone to providers so they can get the help they need.

1) How to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be suicidal

2) How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide

3) The common causes of suicidal behavior

4) The warning signs of suicide

5) How to get help for someone in crisis

This training is co-sponsored by the Lake County Health Department, the Lake County Family Systems of Care, and the Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force.

TRAINER BIO

Dr. Quintin Hunt holds a doctorate in Family Social Science/Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hunt has co-authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and provided peer-reviewed presentations in suicide bereavement, suicide ideation and self-harm in adolescents, and family interventions for suicidal clients. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology, the National Council on Family Relations, and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Superior. Dr. Hunt serves as an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Suicide Topic Editor, and is a reviewer of Annual Conference Presentation submissions for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Association of Suicidology and the National Council on Family Relations. He is certified as a Question-Persuade-Refer Trainer of Trainers.

AGENDA*

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm registration and a light snack will be provided

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm QPR training

Additional Event:

Check out our 7TH ANNUAL Walk for Awareness and Suicide Prevention at this link: Walk for Awareness


FAQs

ARRIVE EARLY. . .By 5:30 pm is best. Training will start promptly at 6:00 pm.

This event occurs at the Lake County Health Department at 3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL, 60085. There is a lot behind the building. If the lot is full, you may park along Grandville Ave and walk to the building. Allow ample time to walk to the building. Registration starts at 12:30 and the training starts at 1 pm.

Who should sign up for this event?

Parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, first responders, public employees, religious leaders, anyone who cares and wants to make a difference. The idea is to get trained to recognize signs of suicidal ideation or mental health emergencies in friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors, and to get comfortable with offering support and helping connect people to community services.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you are no longer able to attend, please contact prevention.lcsptf@gmail.com. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any further questions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, however, there is a limit to the number of people we can accommodate in the room. Please register everyone who is coming and check in at the registration desk on-site.

* Agenda subject to change before training

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