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AAAD Educational Session - QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer - April 20, 2017 2:00pm

Apr 3, 2017

ETHRA – East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability, in Partnership with the John T. O’Connor Senior Center, would like to invite you to the next Educational Series Session.


QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

Speaker: Amy Dolinky, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm

John T. O'Connor Senior Citizen's Center
611 Winona Street
Knoxville, TN 37917

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About the Presentation:
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a one and a half hour suicide prevention gatekeeper training for all community members. This training enhances each participants’ awareness of their values, attitude and beliefs regarding suicide; provides general suicide awareness information; Illuminates the connection between substance abuse and suicide; presents the risk and protective factors and warning signs of suicide; and offers a non-confrontational but effective means for engaging actively suicidal persons.


About the Speaker:
Amy Dolinky, BA, East Tennessee Regional Coordinator, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Prior to working with TSPN, Amy worked with Support Coordinator with Quality Support Coordination in Metairie, Louisiana, and with Easter Seals Louisiana in Thibodaux. In both positions she helped develop care plans for clients with developmental disabilities and their families, connecting them with necessary medical, physical, and psychological support.

She has also volunteered with the Metropolitan Center for Women and Children in Jefferson, Louisiana and Loyola University New Orleans, as a volunteer and advocate for victims of sexual assault. Additionally, she completed an internship with the New Orleans Family Justice Center, participating in various projects related to its domestic violence services. She has also gained considerable experience working with people with substance abuse issues. She also received extensive training in suicide prevention through her work with these groups.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University New Orleans, where she was a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society and the Loyola Society for Civic Engagement. She is currently enrolled at Northwestern University persuing a graduate degree in public policy and administration.