Converse County School District #2 Announcements
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT, Suicide Prevention Training
On Monday, January 19, 2015 teachers, administrators, and some classified staff received training in Suicide Prevention called Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR). The training is designed for individuals who may be in the best possible position to prevent suicide. QPR is designed to help someone who may be considering suicide. QPR consists of three life-saving skills. How to: 1) Question… a person about suicide; 2) Persuade… the person to get help and; 3) Refer… the person to the appropriate resource. Starting with the 2014-15 school year, the Wyoming Legislature, per W.S. 21-2-202 (a) (xxxv) and W.S. 21-3-110 (a) (xxxiii), now requires a minimum of eight hours of suicide prevention training every four years with two hours provided during a staff member’s initial year. We offered three separate trainings at each school building. The capacity was limited to 30 people per session to be most effective. The law only requires the training for teachers and administrators, but the school district believes that this is such an important topic we are training all of our staff. We will be having an additional training session for the rest of our staff on January 30, 2015, which is a student early release day. The training will start at 1:00 p.m. and go until 3:00 p.m. The school district would like to offer this training to any community members who may have an interest in this training. Suicide affects all of us. Nationally, Wyoming ranks # 1 of all the States in suicide per capita. If you are interested in receiving this training, please call the Central Office at 436-5331 to get your name on the training list.