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QPR Training

qpr_logoQPR Training – Ask A Question, Save A Life

The program model uses the QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) curriculum, nationally recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations as a “Best Practices” program.

  • The training is an interactive presentation incorporating the basic QPR core curriculum, interactive case study, and opportunity for questions and discussion.
  • Informational handouts are provided to program participants to be useful to participants in both their work and personal lives.

Training for Campus

The program goal is to train faculty, staff, students, administrators, parents, and community members in how to effectively recognize and refer persons in distress to campus and community resources.

As a result of QPR Training:

  • You will be able to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
  • You will be able to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to apply three steps (question, persuade, and refer) with individuals in distress.
  • You will have the skills to act with confidence to make a difference.

DOES IT WORK: QPR Metrics and Outcomes

Three years of assessing UConn’s training demonstrates QPR is effective in increasing participant: knowledge of the risks of suicide, knowledge of what to do and say in critical situations, confidence to act when concerned, and knowledge of campus resources and how to connect with them. Sign up now and let QPR training do this for you!

Requesting QPR Training

QPR is best conducted in a group format.  If you would like to request a QPR training for your group, please contact Dr. Erin Cox directly.

Consultation Services

Faculty, staff, parents, friends, and other concerned individuals can consult with the counselor on-duty if they believe a student is in distress and they are uncertain how to help.
If you have concerns about a student’s emotional well-being or behavioral changes and are unsure of how to discuss your concerns with the student or you have discussed your concerns with the student and he/she is unwilling to seek professional help, we encourage you to consult with a Counseling and Mental Health staff member by calling 860-486-4705 for assistance.