QPR is a suicide prevention training that will equip the everyday person with the knowledge of Signs of depression, How to ask someone if they are having thoughts of suicide, How to persuade an individual to seek help, and How to refer someone to resources available. You will learn what a Safety Plan looks like and how to create one.
This session is presented in partnership with QPR institute. QPR Institute does not allow for any recording of any part of the QPR Training. The reason for this is because the topic of suicide is quite a sensitive one. Suicide can be triggering for individuals in the audience. Instructors are responsible for the safety, physical and emotional, of the participants. When conducting a live training, the Instructor is able to visually scan the audience and look for any sign of distress in the participants. If an Instructor notices anything, they are able to follow up with that individual on the spot immediately. We have conducted in person trainings where individuals have left the room during the training because they were emotionally triggered and could not finish the course. Only recently did QPR Institute allow for the training to be conducted virtually, and even virtually, there are very strict guidelines we must adhere to, otherwise we are in jeopardy of losing our credentials. For example, even virtually, there must be two Instructors, one to teach the curriculum and the other to monitor the participants and the chat box to offer assistance to anyone they think may be in distress. And it is for these reasons, the QPR can not be recorded-it's to ensure the safety of the participants. "
The learners will demonstrate an understanding of
occupational therapy's role in suicide prevention
The learners will be able to articulate the basic
tenets of the QPR (question, persuade, refer) method.
Kaylin attended the University of Southern Indiana where she earned her bachelor's degree in Health Administration with a concentration as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She then worked in a neurorehab setting as an OTA and as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate in Northeast Florida for 3 years. Kaylin moved to Nashville, TN in 2016 to complete her master's degree in Occupational Therapy. She continued her work with survivors of domestic and sexual assault during this time and became the first Occupational Therapy intern with the Mental Health Court of Rutherford County. Upon completion of graduate school in 2018, Kaylin accepted a position with the Recovery Court program as a Mental Health Court case manager in addition to providing OT services to all clients of the Recovery Court. Kaylin has since secured a full time OT position at the Rutherford County Recovery court; this position is the first of its kind in the nation. In addition to working for the Recovery Court program, she is an Adjunct Professor for South College and the Mental Health Chair of the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy..