Thank you for registering for the online, live version of QPR- Question, Persuade and Refer Suicide Prevention First Aid Training. In order to take this live, online training, you will need a device that can access the technology. Please review the section on technology below. Thank you!
This is the confirmation for the training you have registered for. Please read through it and save it as it contains details and helpful information about how to access this online, live training.
We are pleased to have you join us for an online, live, virtual version of QPR, made possible by the QPR Institute. Thanks you for working to keep everyone as safe as possible, taking this important opportunity to support those in our families and communities who may be experiencing thoughts of suicide.
QPR- Question, Persuade and Refer Training – Online, Live
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
9:30 am to 11:30 am
ZOOM Meeting Link: will be provided via a calendar invite once registration is completed on Tuesday, December 5
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the presentation. We will open the class 10 minutes prior to our start time. Thank you!
Please note the following:
Technology: Prior to the class, please test your technology. Test it at least 30 minutes prior to the class. You will need a computer with a web cam or a smart/android phone that can access the technology. Click on the link above to see if you need to download a platform – access should be free of charge. To learn more about how to connect with a zoom meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-computer-or-device-audio We apologize but we will not be able to assist you with technology during the class.
If you do not have access to a computer, laptop and/or notebook with a web cam or a smart phone that can connect with the technology we regret that we are unable to accommodate your participation at this time. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR A CAMERA AVAILABLE AND ON FOR THE ENTIRE TRAINING. Please cancel your registration by emailing the Coordinator. Once we are permitted to hold sessions in person, we will let you know and hope that you are able to join us then. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience.
Registration: Class size is limited to ensure safety and an adequate time to deliver content and address questions. Only persons over 18 who have pre-registered for the class may attend. We will be taking attendance at the beginning of the class and appreciate your cooperation.
Safety: The QPR training teaches a specific suicide prevention first aid intervention. Some of the content of the curriculum may trigger troubling feelings and thoughts. The class is not a form of counseling, therapy or support group. If you are a suicide survivor or have experienced a loss by suicide, we suggest delaying taking the QPR class for at least a year. If you are currently experiencing thoughts of suicide, please contact one of the following:
- Clackamas County Mental Health Crisis Line (503)655-8585
- Multnomah County Behavioral Health Call Center (503)988-4888
- Washington County Crisis Line (503)291-9111 OR
- the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988 or 1-800-273-8255
All lines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. They are free and confidential.
If you have questions about whether this class is a good fit for you at the present time, please email the Coordinator at least two working days prior to the class. Thank you.
Being Present for the training:
We’re so glad we can provide this training to you virtually, without the limits of a physical meeting, however, we also understand that it can be difficult to be fully present in a virtual meeting. To get the most out of the training and our time together, we invite you to reflect on these questions prior to our training.
- What are some physical needs to care for before and during the meeting? Examples include having water and healthy snacks and fidget toys available for easy access.
- What would help you join the conversation with people you may be meeting for the first time? What would help you share your experiences and beliefs and listen to others?
- What would help your focus and concentration?
- What logistical support can help you be more present? Examples include practicing a zoom meeting with a friend, wearing headphones to help you hear over other sounds in your physical space, or checking your internet connection and strength.
Cancellation: If your plans have changed and you find you are unable to attend the training, please email the Coordinator as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.
Enjoy the training and thank you for getting trained to help!
Mental Health Prevention and Promotion
Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division
This class is fully booked.