Question, Persuade, and Refer Training

Question, Persuade, and Refer Training
April 26, 2021 - HSD Care Coordinators are offering another session of Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training to all interested staff on Tuesday, Apr. 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The training is appropriate for any district employee and is a part of the district's mission to prevent suicide and promote mental wellness. Learn three simple steps that can save a life. 

Content of the class is provided by the QPR Institute, a nationally recognized best-practices program offering suicide prevention training for gatekeepers. Gatekeepers can be anyone, including teachers, instructional assistants, principals, custodians, receptionists, case managers, coaches, school & wellness counselors, bus drivers, nurses, grad & student success coaches, family liaisons, SROs, health room aids, and many others who care about youth and are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

QPR is an evidence-based suicide prevention training that teaches district staff participants to:

  • Recognize someone at risk
  • Ask a person about thoughts of suicide
  • Support a person in seeking help
  • Offer hope

Space is limited to 35 participants, and a Google Meet link will be included in the confirmation email. Register here by clicking on the green ‘Register’ button.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Wilson-Fey at or Pam Sturtevant at