Who:  Any LU Faculty and Staff
What: QPR Gatekeeper Training
Where & When: Warch Campus Center, Kraemer Room: Tuesday, Feb. 5th  from 11:00am-12:30pm

 QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. The purpose of the 1.5 hour “gatekeeper” session is to provide suicide prevention training and education to Lawrence University faculty, staff, and students. After taking this training participants will:

     * know what behaviors and warning signs indicate that someone might be at risk for suicidal behavior
    * know the risk factors involved in those who attempt or complete suicide
    * be able to effectively communicate with someone who might be at risk for suicidal behavior
    * know when it is advisable to and the procedures for referring a student to Counseling Services
    * know how to refer an LU employee to the Employee Resource Center, Inc.
    * know how to reach a mental health professional at Counseling Services in order to consult about someone who might be at risk for suicidal behavior
    * learn about local and national resources for suicide prevention, such as the National Suicide Prevention Hotline

To register, please click on this link by 5:00pm on Sunday, February 3rd and follow the instructions to let us know you plan to participate.

We hope you’ll take time out  to take part in this free, potentially life-saving training.  As of today, nearly 500 people (faculty, staff, and students) on our campus (and around 2400 people in the Fox Valley community at large) have participated in a QPR “gatekeeper” session.  If you have questions about QPR or this training session, please contact Julie Haurykiewicz.  We look forward to seeing many of you at one of these sessions and sharing this important information with you.

If you’ve already participated in QPR Gatekeeper Training and would like a “refresher,” you are welcome to attend a session again.