Training Descriptions:

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): A life saving, must-take training. Unfortunately, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and can affect ANYONE. QPR teaches three steps that anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA): This training is a must for anyone that works with or interacts with kids on a regular basis, including parents. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Surgeon General declared a mental health crisis, but in the 10 years leading up to the pandemic, feelings of persistent sadness, hopelessness, and suicidal thoughts/behaviors increased by 40% among young people according to the CDC. It’s more important than ever to understand common mental health challenges for our youth and how to handle and address them.

CPR/First Aid/AED: CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac-arrest victim’s chance of survival. This hand’s on training focuses on both adult and child life saving measures and teaches how to use an AED device. You will receive your certification which is good for two years.

LGBTQIA+ 101: This engaging training presented by Persad Center gives participants a basic understanding of the fundamental LGBTQ experience. It examines issues of gender and sexual identity, reviews vocabulary and terminology, examines the context of discrimination experienced by the LGBTQ community, and provides strategies to create welcoming and affirming spaces for clients, customers, students, staff, friends, family, and neighbors.