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Saturday, September 28,  2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

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Miami Township Civic Center 
6101 Meijer Drive 
Milford, OH 45150



Shelley Drummond-Training Center Office Manager 
Child Focus, Inc. 

QPR Suicide Prevention Program Miami Township Civic Center 

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Cancellations and Inclement Weather Procedure: We will send information regarding updates and cancellations to the email address used to register for the training. We will also have this information updated on the CFI website under the Training Tab.

Fee: FREE  

CEUs: None offered at this workshop

Did you know suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for our children, family, friends, neighbors, students and coworkers ages 10-24?

Were you aware that suicide rates have increased 128% for our children ages 10-14 since the 1980's?

Did you know that there has been a 28% increase in suicide rates amongst adults ages 35-64?

Loss of a loved one, friend, neighbor, colleague, or other acquaintance to suicide is devastating.  Importantly, there is hope and help for persons contemplating suicide, and you can help others in need.  QPR stands for QuestionPersuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. 

According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a Gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

The QPR Gatekeeper Training Program is NREPP approved evidenced based training. 

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper, trainees receive background on the prevalence of suicide and learn to

  • recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • know how to offer hope
  • know how to get help and save a life

Presenter: Mary Makley Wolff, MS Mary has been in the field of human services for over 25 years working with older adults, caregivers, families and is currently the Director for the Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County,  a recent recipient of a Drug Free Communities Grant from the Office on National Drug Control Policy.  The Coalition is focused on Prevention and enviromental strategies for youth 18 and under.  The Coalition also is a network for other prevention efforts in the County including: Problem Gambling, Suicide Prevention, Solace and a Countywide Opiate Task Force.   She previously served as the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Coordinator for Fast Trac, a children’s mental health System of Care funded by SAMHSA. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton and a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Gerontology from Wright State University.  Mary is a trained facilitator in Mental Health First Aid both Adult and Youth and QPR.  Finally,  Mary also serves the elected position of  Miami Township Trustee in Clermont County.

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