Events Calendar

Nov
16
Fri
QPR Instructor Course @ Fond du Lac School District Administration Building
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a concise (60 to 90 minute) suicide prevention training that has been proven to help individuals recognize the signs of emotional distress and suicidality in others and intervene effectively. (More information can be found at https://qprinstitute.com.) We are offering Fond du Lac County organizations who are committed to equipping their staff or the individuals they serve with this life-saving information the opportunity to have one or two members of their organization become certified to deliver this suicide prevention training. By encouraging local organizations to make QPR gatekeeper trainings a part of worksite policy and training protocol, we aim to increase the number of individuals in our communities who are able to recognize the signs of mental distress in others (including co-workers, clients, family members, and friends) and have the confidence and tools to intervene.

How will having a QPR Instructor benefit my organization?  Having a QPR Instructor will streamline your organization’s training by creating capacity to teach current and new staff, volunteers, or consumers about suicide prevention, while eliminating the hassle of bringing in an outside trainer or the costs associated with off-site trainings. Newly trained instructors will be offered support and co-training assistance.

What are the costs associated?  The cost of the training is $420 which includes lunch, all course materials, and the supplies to train 25 others. Through Destination Zero grant funds we are able to cover the full cost of this training for participants whose organizations would otherwise find the cost to be prohibitive. In an effort to maximize the reach of this effort, we are limiting this opportunity to two individuals per agency.  As it is important to us that we not waste our limited funds, those who register but then cancel after October 31st will be expected to pay a $35 cancellation fee (unless they are able to designate a replacement). The only cost associated with conducting ongoing QPR trainings is purchasing the QPR booklets (~$1.50/each) for every participant. At the conclusion of the 3-year certification period, the trained instructor can choose to become re-certified through the QPR Institute.

Are there any additional expectations?  Yes. In addition to promoting the use of QPR within their agency, attendees will be added to our county’s pool of certified QPR trainers and will be expected to co-lead at least one community-based training in each of the next three years. They also must agree to provide basic reporting information on the sessions they lead. This reporting will allow us to track the reach and impact of QPR in Fond du Lac County.

What skills and experience are needed to become a QPR Instructor?  The skills needed include the ability to speak in front of a group, communicate ideas effectively, and cultivate a safe and effective learning environment. No experience is necessary, but previous teaching experience is helpful. Knowledge about suicide prevention strategies or willingness to learn best practices around suicide prevention is desired.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 31st. Class size is limited to 25 participants.

Contact Tammi Kohlman at (920)906-6571 or kohlmant@fonddulac.k12.wi.us with questions and to register.

Nov
20
Tue
LGBTQ Adult Community Support Group @ Journey's at St. Agnes Hospital
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LGBT Adult Support group is a confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC and Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends
Nov
21
Wed
NAMI Friendship Circle: Live, Laugh, Love Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This group provides a safe environment for individuals living with mental illness who want to learn coping skills and strategies. Live, Laugh, Love Support Group will be a peer led focus group entailing recovery topics that impact the lives of individuals with an overall goal of providing support to attendees.

Nov
28
Wed
NAMI Friendship Circle: Live, Laugh, Love Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This group provides a safe environment for individuals living with mental illness who want to learn coping skills and strategies. Live, Laugh, Love Support Group will be a peer led focus group entailing recovery topics that impact the lives of individuals with an overall goal of providing support to attendees.

Dec
4
Tue
LGBTQ Adult Community Support Group @ Journey's at St. Agnes Hospital
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LGBT Adult Support group is a confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC and Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends
Dec
5
Wed
NAMI Friendship Circle: Live, Laugh, Love Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This group provides a safe environment for individuals living with mental illness who want to learn coping skills and strategies. Live, Laugh, Love Support Group will be a peer led focus group entailing recovery topics that impact the lives of individuals with an overall goal of providing support to attendees.

Dec
12
Wed
NAMI Friendship Circle: Live, Laugh, Love Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This group provides a safe environment for individuals living with mental illness who want to learn coping skills and strategies. Live, Laugh, Love Support Group will be a peer led focus group entailing recovery topics that impact the lives of individuals with an overall goal of providing support to attendees.

Dec
18
Tue
LGBTQ Adult Community Support Group @ Journey's at St. Agnes Hospital
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LGBT Adult Support group is a confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC and Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends
Dec
19
Wed
NAMI Friendship Circle: Live, Laugh, Love Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This group provides a safe environment for individuals living with mental illness who want to learn coping skills and strategies. Live, Laugh, Love Support Group will be a peer led focus group entailing recovery topics that impact the lives of individuals with an overall goal of providing support to attendees.

Dec
20
Thu
NAMI Family Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This gathering is offered monthly by NAMI affiliates, free of charge, in a confidential and safe setting at Friendship Corner and is run by volunteer facilitators who are also family members living with mental health challenges in their lives.  Group discussion and interaction will be encouraged.