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QPR Gatekeeper Training

Become a QPR Gatekeeper: learn QPR for suicide prevention

A suicide prevention gatekeeper is anyone trained to recognize a suicide crisis and, because of their training, knows how and where to find help. QPR gatekeeper training takes just one hour and is taught in a format that is clear and concise. Gatekeepers are given information that is easy to understand and reinforced by a QPR booklet and card complete with warning signs, methods to encourage a person to get help and list of resources available in your community.

QPR was created and developed by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D. of Spokane, Washington. Dr. Quinnett began a QPR Instructor Certification Program to allow qualified candidates to teach QPR and increase the number of gatekeepers trained to act in a bold and positive manner to prevent a suicide and save a life.

QPR is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment. QPR is intended to offer hope through positive action. QPR is intended to teach those who are in a position to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.

QPR Gatekeeper Training will be offered in the lower level Community Room of Robey Memorial Library on Thursday, April 9th at 6:30 pm. Please contact Annie for more information (563) 568-1435.

Robey Memorial Library, 401 1st Ave NW, Waukon, IA | (563) 568-4424 | robeymemorial@waukon.lib.ia.us

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