Sonoma County Office of Education

Suicide Prevention: QPR Community Gatekeeper Training

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is an educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.

Gatekeepers can be anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers).

Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.

After this training, QPR participants will:

  • Recognize someone at risk for suicide,
  • Intervene with those at risk; and,
  • Refer them to an appropriate resource.

Participants receive a QPR booklet and wallet card as a review and resource tool that includes local referral resources.

When September 25, 2023
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)
5340 Skylane Boulevard Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Mary Champion, MS, NCSP, LMFT
Rebekah A. Pope, PPSC LCSW
SCOE Behavioral Health Services

Cost Free

Any Sonoma County community members, including parents, educators, and anyone interested in learning more about suicide prevention.

Registration closes 09/18/2023
Registration Arissa Hieter, 707-522-3147,
Questions Rebekah Pope, (707) 595-0205,
Mary Champion, (707) 992-1144,

Online Registration is not available.