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QPR Training

The CMHS Suicide Prevention and Education program is a campus-wide outreach and education program focused on the prevention of suicide and other behaviors that threaten the health and safety of our students. We desire to train the entire UConn campus community so that they may more effectively address these issues.

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

"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 a 1 hour 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.

If you would like to sign-up for QPR training, please email Dr. Jenn Fox.

Students in Distress Workshop

The Students in Distress Workshop Program is a 2-hour experiential training program that incorporates video, discussion, and role playing scenarios, which allow participants to practice what they have learned.

  • 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 the Students in Distress Workshop:

  • You will be able to identify the characteristics of a student in distress.
  • You will develop a greater sensitivity to students in distress.
  • You will have the tools necessary to interact confidently with students in distress.
  • You will know the resources available to you when interacting with a student in distress.

If you would like to sign-up for a Students in Distress Workshop, please email Betsy Cracco, Ph.D.,.