Farmer and Farmworker Mental Health Webinar QPR Training for Agriculture
Published: July 11, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (PST)
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- Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish will be provided
- Interpretación simultánea en español
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The California Department of Food and Agriculture, UC Davis AgrAbility, CSU Fresno, and the CalHOPE campaign are teaming up to offer the second of three virtual convenings on Farmer and Farmworker Mental Health and Stress.
Stressors unique to the agricultural community have led to increased mental health challenges in
agricultural producers and workers, contributing to increased rates of suicide in rural areas. In an effort to address the rising rate of suicide, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training gives anyone the tools to recognize the warning signs of suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to lifesaving services. During the 90-minute QPR trainings, program staff provide insight to the unique challenges farmers and ranchers experience, walk participants through the steps of implementing QPR training, and provide referral resources.
Benefits of this webinar:
- Confidence when talking to someone in crisis
- Recognizing the warning signs of suicide
- Becoming familiar with national and local resources
- Knowing how to offer hope and save a life
These webinars are offered for learning about the Western Farmer Ranchers Stress Assistance Network, the CalHOPE campaign, as well as network and discuss opportunities and challenges with other statewide organizations, related to farmer and farmworker mental health and wellness, that has been impacted by COVID-19 and other challenges.
This work is supported by Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) [grant no. 2021-70035 35573] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.