The purpose of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program is to establish a network that connects individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations to stress assistance programs and support networks. The establishment of a network that assists farmers and ranchers in times of stress can offer a conduit to improving behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers and their families. The long-term goal of the FRSAN projects is to establish a Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network that provides stress assistance programs to individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations on a regional basis. Network members must initiate, expand, or sustain programs that provide professional agricultural behavioral health counseling and referral for other forms of assistance as necessary through the following: Farm telephone helplines and websites, training including training programs and workshops, support groups; and outreach services and activities, including the dissemination of information and materials. In September of 2020, four regional FRSAN Grants were funded in the United States: Heather Sedges from the University of Tennessee Extension in Knoxville, Tennessee, Don McMoran from Washington State University, Josie Rudolph, University of Illinois –Urbana-Champaign and Martin Lemos from the National Young Farmers Coalition. This 70-minute presentation will focus on a minimum of two of the four regional FRSAN recipients and their accomplishments to date, as well as an overview of the Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) course by certified QPR trainer, Julie Jesmer. The overview will cover the Question (Q) of the training and participants will be able to follow up with Julie at a later time and date if they wish to receive the whole training and become certified in QPR.
|Conference||2022 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference|
|Presentation Type||75 Minute Professional Development|