Greenleaf Staff Learn About Deaf Culture and Q.P.R. Suicide Prevention

Jun 13, 2019

On June 13th, Greenleaf staff welcomed members from the KEYS 4 Deaf Access Program funded by the Office on Violence Against Women. The KEYS team presented on Deaf culture, Deaf identity, the prevalence of abuse in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, and communication strategies when working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients. Greenleaf Family Center prides itself on the services delivered to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, not only in our Community Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program but also in the agency as a whole.

Our own, Daniel Bennett, taught us about Q.P.R. (Question, Persuade, Refer), the most widely utilized, evidence-based, suicide prevention gatekeeper training in the United States. Through Q.P.R. training, participants learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope, how to get help and how to save a life. Q.P.R. trainings have provided millions of Americans with the tools necessary to prevent suicides in those around them.