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Shelley Drummond-Training Center Office Manager 
Child Focus 

QPR Suicide Prevention Program   Live Webinar September 10, 2020

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Spaces are limited to ensure responsible facilitation of this material and respond to attendees as needed. 

Fee: FREE  

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. 

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: Melanie Palmer is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Supervisory Status and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor. She is the Training Officer/Clinical supervisor for Child Focus and therapist at Melanie Palmer, LLC working with First Responders. She has over 25 years of experience working with clients on a variety of issues in many settings. Melanie is a certified instructor for Keeping Children Safe: Child Abuse and Neglect Curriculum for Early Childhood Professionals, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program and Youth Mental Health First Aid. She is also a certified instructor for QPR, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program, QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor's Master Trainer and Assessing, Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Professionals (AMSR) Trainer, Working Minds Suicide Prevention in the Workplace as well as a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trainer. Melanie develops and facilitates trainings on a variety of topics including trauma-informed care, suicide education, family relationships, parenting, stress management and self-care, communication, and more. She has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and has training to utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in treatment. She collaborates and partners with several systems including mental/public health agencies, schools, judicial, law enforcement, business, faith based and other communities in efforts to expand and enhance knowledge to improve the quality of life for all.

If you would like this training provided at your facility, please contact Melanie Palmer at mpalmer@child-focus.org.

Continuing Education only for Ohio Chemical Dependency Profession Board

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board: 2.0 hours of continuing education in P6 Professional Growth and Responsibility -Prevention Education & Service Delivery for Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant, Certified Prevention Specialist, Certified Prevention Consultant and 2.0 hours in C7 Prevention Strategies-Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.