Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training – FREE

September is Suicide Prevention Month and Grant Us Hope has a menu of September and October 2020 Training Opportunities to help spread awareness and advocacy throughout our region. Please consider signing up for one of these training sessions. You never know when you might be called on to save a life! 

To register, please click the training date below.

Friday, September 18 – 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 22 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 1 – 3:00-5:00 p.m.

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 2 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional gatekeepers the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). 

The process follows three steps:

(1) Question the individuals desire or intent regarding suicide,

(2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and

(3) Refer the person to appropriate resources. Trainees receive a QPR booklet and wallet card as a review and resource tool that includes local referral resources.

Youth Mental Health First Aid – October 16 – 9:00-3:00 – FREE

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The YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) course is designed to teach methods of assisting a young person who may be in the early stages of developing a mental/behavioral health problem or in mental/behavioral health crisis. It contains information about mental health challenges and disorders in youth and young adults, incorporating the latest evidence on treatments and services available to them as relevant resources.

The course includes:

  • Online, self-paced learning (2 hours prior to the live training session)
  • Online, live instruction with 2 certified YMHFA trainers (9:00AM – 3:00PM including break for lunch)
  • This course is designed for educators, parents, community members, social workers and others who work with young people.


QPR Instructor Training – October 7 – 8:30-4:30 – $500

Only 2 seats left!

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is an emergency response to someone in suicide crisis. The program informs the attendees about the common causes and warning signs of suicidal behavior. This training also teaches individuals to effectively use the three-step method of Question, Persuade and Refer to identify and interrupt a crisis while directing the person in need to the proper care. It offers hope through positive action and is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment.

Attendees who complete this eight-hour, in person training are certified as Gate-keeper QPR Instructors and are permitted to lead a two-hour QPR Gatekeeper training for schools and the community. We encourage schools to have at least one staff member QPR Instructor trained so that he/she can offer the two-hour gatekeeper training to students and teachers/staff within the district as well as the community at large.

This event takes place at Grant Us Hope’s Training Center located in Sharonville, OH. The date and location may change based on Ohio Department of Health mandates in place at the time of training.