Joint Virtual Technical Meeting   QPR Gatekeeper Training with Steven Frost

November 7 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

On-line with Zoom (Free)

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer –Three simple steps all of us can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, those trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis. QPR Gatekeepers can be anyone but include those individuals most present in one’s life such as parents, friends, neighbors, doctors, supervisors, forepersons, superintendents, police officers, therapists, firefighters, and many others who are well positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

Key components covered in this training:
• How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
• How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
• The common causes of suicidal behavior
• The warning signs of suicide
• How to get help for someone in crisis

With QPR, the following Chain of Survival elements can also be in place:
• Early Recognition of Suicide | The sooner warning signs are detected, and help sought, the better the outcome of a suicidal crisis will be.
• Early QPR | Asking someone about the presence of suicidal thoughts and feelings opens up a conversation that may lead to a referral for help.
• Early Intervention and Referral | Referral to local resources or calling 1-800-Suicide for evaluation and possible referral is critical.
• Early Advanced Life Support | As with any illness, early detection, and treatment results in better outcomes.

About Our Speaker – Steven Frost, CHST, ASP, and CSP.


Steven Frost is the current CWC ASSP President-Elect. He joined the construction safety world after obtaining a Master’s in Environmental Studies. He also obtained a certification in Construction Management and is a LEED AP BD+C, CHST, ASP, and CSP. Steven is a Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper instructor as well as a QPR Master Trainer. Steven felt drawn to mental health and the impacts to the construction industry.

Steven is recognized nationally for his work on suicide prevention and mental health initiatives.  He brings his advocacy to this organization by speaking at the monthly membership meetings, conducting QPR sessions as Professional Development Courses, and coordinating meetings that promote Positive Job Culture and Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Steven actively promotes mental well-being resources for the American Heart Association’s Hard Hats with Heart where he contributes as an Ambassador. It is through this program that Steven has contributed to videos, webinars, and given testimonials. He promotes the link between physical and mental well-being. “By taking care of your heart, you’re taking care of your head” His modules can be shared as a tool to help build awareness, resiliency, and to start the conversations for suicide prevention where stigma and silence are perceived as common. 

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