REDgen’s Community Health Subgroup consists of health professionals, parents, and other community members. We are committed to supporting the larger REDgen mission in the following ways:
Establish collaborative relationships with local health and wellness providers.
Explore and promote education and best practices that foster whole person wellness across the life course.
Assist with grant writing and administration.
Establish opportunities for open dialogue between parents, schools, primary care providers, other health/wellness providers and community leaders regarding whole person wellness and resiliency.
Identify current resources available in the health care community and work with other community organizations to establish a network of care across the region.
REDgen Community Health can also provide suicide prevention training.
QPR Training for Suicide Prevention
Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee has trained several REDgen members in QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Gatekeeper Training. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. These REDgen members are certified to train other community members in QPR, expanding our ability to identify those in our communities that need our help. REDgen QPR trainers have also received training in Somatic Knowing from Marcia Parsons, Professor of Dance at UWM Peck School of the Arts. Somatic Knowing practices are designed to help us connect mind, body and spirit. It helps teach individuals to recognize, observe and describe what is going on inside of them as a result of things around us. Somatic Knowing practices can help identify stress, places we hold stress within our bodies and how to relieve that stress. It also helps us to process and receive information more effectively by addressing things that can potentially block that process.
For more information or to schedule a QPR training contact Kathleen Platt by using the form below.