QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training with Dr. Sandra Perley
QPR’s mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. They believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
Participants will gain the information they need to help prevent suicide and save lives through this gatekeeper training. Specific student data and risk factors have been added to this training to best equip those who work higher education. This virtual training is completed in one two-hour course offered in partnership with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, TSPN.org. All TBR faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Each training is limited to 35 people, so be sure to register early. Meeting information will be sent to registered participants one week prior to each training.
Dr. Sandra Perley is a retired nursing professor and taught for 26 years at a public community college. She has a master’s degree in critical care nursing from Vanderbilt University and earned her Doctorate in Education at East Tennessee State University, focusing her dissertation research on college student suicide. She currently serves on the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Advisory Council and chaired the Higher Education Task Force which facilitated the creation of legislation requiring institutions of higher education in Tennessee create and distribute suicide prevention plans. She is also a member of the Tennessee Department of Health Suicide Prevention Task Force. She works to increase public awareness of suicide and suicide prevention and performs trainings in schools, colleges, businesses, and public service organizations. Dr. Perley is a certified Master Trainer with the QPR Institute.
Please register for one of the training options below: