One event on October 7, 2020 at 2:00pm
Presented by: Nancy Espeseth and Andra Hansen
The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
Andra, Certified QPR Instructor, is a faculty member in the Communication Department at BYU-Idaho, where she teaches classes in strategic communication and community engagement. Her long-time interest in grassroots problem-solving and connecting with vulnerable populations has led her to be involved in many types of projects, such as community conversations, community needs assessments, and storytelling. She is devoted to using communication foster meaningful dialogue, to promote peaceful resolutions to conflicts, and to create inclusive, empowering environments within which community, organizational, and family members can thrive.
Nancy Espeseth, Certified QPR Instructor, is currently the director of the Center for Hope in Idaho Falls. The Center is a peer to peer based recovery center and serves individuals with addiction and/or mental health issues. Nancy is passionate about working in this field and is in recovery herself. Prior to this Nancy worked for two years as a case manager at the Behavioral Health Crises Center where she frequently worked with individuals that were suicidal. The previous 15 years she worked for the Idaho Department of Corrections with jobs ranging from correctional officer, probation/parole officer and warden at Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center. Nancy is a certified QPR suicide prevention instructor and has been involved in training over 800 individuals. 200 of those trained were drug court participants in the 7th Judicial district and 300 were staff and inmates at the Idaho Department of Corrections reentry centers in Boise, Idaho.