Poudre School District is offering a free suicide prevention training on Tuesday, November 19 and Wednesday, December 4. The QPR training is a 1 1/2 hour training that teaches participants the warning signs for suicide and the three-step QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) method. Participants will learn how to recognize someone at risk for suicide, learn intervention skills and learn about referral resources within PSD and the Fort Collins community.

Participants will learn how to listen, how to identify at least three warning signs of suicide and how to ask someone about their potential suicide intent, as well as how to assist a person at risk of suicide. Participants will understand suicide as a national and local public health concern and learn myths and facts related to suicide.

There is no charge; however, registration is required. Please contact Betty Englert Backlund at 490-3264 for registration details. QPR for Parents trainings are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, November 19; 6:30 – 8:00PM at the Blevins Middle School Media Center. Registration deadline is Friday, November 15. 
  • Wednesday, December 4; 6:30 – 8:00PM at the Boltz Middle School Media Center. Registration deadline is Monday, November 2. 
For more information, visit the Poudre School District website at PoudreSchools.org