Suicide Prevention Training

USA Today reported that the CDC has discovered that the rate of suicide among young people aged 10-24 increased by nearly 60% between 2007 and 2018. By recognizing the early warning signs of suicide, opening a supporting dialogue, and securing consultation with a professional, with a professional, you may prevent the need for an emergency room visit or psychiatric hospitalization.

QPR Gatekeeper Training is for any parent/guardian, school faculty/administrator, religious leader, coach, librarian, or other community member who regularly interacts with youth and is in a position to recognize or refer someone at risk of suicide. A gatekeeper is anyone trained to recognize the early signs of a suicide crisis and know how and where to find help. This training will be led by Caryn Jooste, a trained QPR instructor, and provide participants with QPR information and community resources. QPR stands for Question. Persuade. Refer. Registration is required to reserve your seat for this training.

Caryn Jooste, NCC of Outreach Teen & Family Services, is a trained QPR instructor. Outreach Teen and Family Services has been a part of the local community for more than 40 years. They provide counseling services and programs to youth in the South Hills, with a focus on empowerment, prevention, education and early intervention. It is their mission to provide affordable and accessible connection, counseling and coaching to children, teens and families through safe, caring, responsive and confidential professional therapists. 

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022
6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM
Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor
There are 14 spaces available.