Through Project AWARE, a program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), NCOE Community Programs is able to provide over 400 community members training to increase awareness of and improve the effectiveness of the community response to mental health issues.
NCOE in collaboration with Aldea Children and Family Services has trained staff from Napa schools, Queen of the Valley Outreach Department, Napa County Library, Family Resource Centers, Community Action Napa Valley, Napa Valley Housing, Adult and Youth Probation, VOICES, LGBT Connection, and high school students enrolled in psychology classes.
Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to become a gatekeeper and recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
To find out more about scheduling or attending a training, contact Jeannie Puhger, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCOE works in partnership with schools in the community, to provide counselors that support students during and after school so children can thrive academically, physically and emotionally. To do this our programs focus on providing direct services to students, support to school and after school staff, and access to resources for families. Counselors work with students individually, in groups, and on the playground to help them resolve conflicts and improve relationships with peers and adults to positively influence learning.
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Jeannie Puhger, Manager | email@example.com | 707-253-6954