Suicide Prevention:: It’s Everyone’s Business by Leigh Reposa
Description - QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – Come learn 3 simple steps that can help save a life. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
Leigh A. Reposa, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has been with the Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Program since Fall of 2009. As part of her work, Leigh and members of the RI Youth Suicide Prevention Project have trained 4000+ adults and youth in the six core cities and beyond in Rhode Island using the evidence based gatekeeper training model QPR-Question Persuade and Refer. Leigh serves as the Chairperson for the state RI Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee and is an active member of the RI Medical Examiner’s Office Child Death Review Team. In addition to her work in this field, Leigh is also an adoptee and adoption advocate and has a post grad certificate in Adoption and Foster Care from Rhode Island College. Leigh is the 2014 Recipient of the National Association of Social Workers-RI Chapter Robert S. Burgess Community Service Award.
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