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    How to Recognize Someone in Mental Health Distress-QPR Gatekeeper Training

    Date: July 26, 2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Stephanie Dixon
    Holiday Inn - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
    505 N. 5th St
    Rapid City, SD 57701

    $15 for BH SHRM members, $25 for non-members
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    Join us as we welcome Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon, Executive Director of the Front Porch Coalition.  

    About the training:  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.

    As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

    • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
    • Know how to offer hope
    • Know how to get help and save a life
    1. Click here to register for this event. **Registration closes for this event on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 11:59pm BUT meal selection deadline is Tuesday, July 19, 2016 by 11:59pm.  **Please note that if you register for the meeting after the meal selection deadline, you will not be guaranteed a meal.  
    2. Click here to pay online by credit card for this event.  You may also choose to pay via credit card or by check at the door as well.

    Pending approval for SHRM-PDC and HRCI credit.

    About the speaker:

    Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon is the Executive Director of the Front Porch Coalition and manages a LOSS Team that is designed after Dr. Frank Campbell’s Active Postvention Model (APM). She is one of Dr. Campbell’s Sudden and Traumatic LOSS Trainers. She also trains and educates the community on other suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention programs. She is also a partner trainer with the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office to deliver Crisis Intervention Training to law enforcement providers and first responders. She is currently developing education and training programs specializing in the field of suicidology, postvention, and trauma.

    Ms. Schweitzer Dixon is a member of the National LOSS Team Conference Committee and a co-presenter and has been a peer-reviewer for abstract submissions and a panel presenter at the AAS (American Association for Suicidology) Conference. She has been selected to a number of South Dakota behavioral health and suicide prevention taskforce committees, including the South Dakota State Strategy for Suicide Prevention Workgroup, the South Dakota State Strategic Plan for Prevention, South Dakota’s Partnership for Success in Reducing Underage Drinking Statewide Advisory Council, and the South Dakota Strategic Prevention Enhancement Consortium.