Farm Dinner Theaters
Farm dinner theaters, led by local VCE agents and Dr. Deborah Reed from the University of Kentucky, are a safe environment where, over a meal and through truthful, humorous stories, members of a local farm community may share conversations about the sensitive topics of farm stress and farm safety.
Recent Farm Dinner Theaters
February 20, 2020: Madison County, VA
February 22, 2020: Lee County, VA
Partners and Resources
The Ag Nurse on Facebook often shares information about resources and events relevant to farm safety, health, and wellness
North Dakota State University Resources
- Farm Machinery Safety
- Farm and Ranch Stress - While not a Virginia-specific resources, this page connects many resources available on how to manage farm/family stress
The University of Minnesota has a variety of resources addressing stress and change. Of note is the "Dealing with Stress" web-based educational series.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, 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. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in this Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.