Peer Support for Mountaineers

Training on crisis support, and an optional suicide prevention and intervention training, with Katja Hurt. A Leadership Development Series presentation.

6-8pm: Peer Support Training

Come learn the fundamentals of supporting someone through a crisis using psychological first aid. This two-hour course provides an introduction to Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and includes recognizing the signs/symptoms of stress injuries and how to respond when someone experiences a traumatic event. We will also discuss special considerations for supporting a friend or family member through grief following a traumatic loss. This training is appropriate for all levels of experience, from professional responders to caring community members.

8-9pm: Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training [OPTIONAL]

Taught to more than six million people worldwide, this one-hour training teaches the warning signs for suicide and the three-step QPR intervention method. Like CPR, QPR provides clear steps to take to respond to someone in an emergency and can save lives through early recognition, intervention, and care. 

This training is only offered by certified QPR Gatekeeper instructors and is open to anyone wishing to learn more about suicide prevention and intervention. 

Seattle Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Cascade A, Cascade B