QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1-2 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). The process follows three steps: (1) Question the individual’s desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources. Trainees receive a QPR booklet and wallet card as a review and resource tool that includes local referral resources.
This class is taught by a certified QPR Instructor and sponsored by Jefferson County Human Services and Fort HealthCare
Fort HealthCare’s Health Care Careers is a free program for high school students who may be interested in a career in health care. Students will come to Fort Memorial Hospital monthly and participate in fun and exciting “hands-on” health care experiences. Students will explore a “day in the life” of various health care professionals in their work setting and be able to ask questions.
This is a great opportunity for students to explore the many fields such as nursing, ultrasound, community health, physical therapy, surgical technician, doctor, phlebotomist, respiratory therapy, pharmacist, exercise physiologist, nurse practitioner, and many more.
This program also provides a great opportunity for volunteer hours, participating in events that support Fort HealthCare’s Mission – “Improve the health and well-being of our community.” We ask program enrollees to volunteer providing community service for at least 8 hours during the school year in one or more Fort HealthCare-sponsored events. These events include (but are not limited to) the Frosty Rock Challenge Run/Walk, the Jefferson County Fair, Farmers Markets, and Healthy Community Coalitions events, etc.
In addition to registering for this program, send a completed application to Lisa Rudolph, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, Fort HealthCare Education Services Manager. Lisa can also answer any questions you may have. Students can attend just one session, or several.
UW Cancer Center Johnson Creek hosts this free program that teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the Personal Care Products Council, the program features trained volunteer cosmetologists who teach women how to cope with skin changes using cosmetics and products donated by the cosmetics industry. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories.
FREE / Call (920) 699-3500 to register
This 8-week family fitness program is designed for families with children ages 5-16 who are looking for ways to incorporate healthy eating and a more active lifestyle into their lives. Different topics are covered each week related to nutrition and healthy eating, and the lesson is followed by fun, family fitness activities.
Big brothers- and sisters-to-be tour the birthing center, see a newborn baby and learn to help in the daily care of the new arrival. Children must be 3 or older to take the class. Class materials are provided by the Fort Atkinson Kiwanis Club. Parental attendance is mandatory. Please only register the child’s/children’s name. Participants should bring a stuffed animal or doll.