Winter Institute
First Responder & Behavioral Health Cross-training

The ASU School of Social Work and the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Winter Institute for First Responder & Behavioral Health Cross-training.

The hybrid in-person and online conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th at ASU Skysong Innovation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, and will broadcast synchronously via Zoom Meetings.

This conference effectively brings together experts, leadership, and veterans of Arizona public safety sectors including: firefighters, police officers, correctional personnel, dispatchers, emergency medical services and other first responders. Each year, over 250 attendees gather to learn about trauma-informed response, de-escalation, compassion/work fatigue, suicide prevention, self-care and drug-induced behavioral symptoms.

This year, attendees may opt to attend either in-person or remotely via Zoom meetings.

We hope to make these important educational opportunities accessible to First Responders across Arizona, as well as build upon the diversity of our educational sessions. We'll keep all the elements of fun, camaraderie, networking and conversing with like-minded colleagues, and we won't forget the SWAG!

Register for the conference

 

Conference Pricing (both in-person and online)

  • Early Bird (until March 15) is $189
  • General Registration (after March 15) is $249
  • Scholarship applicants that are not selected will receive a code to get early bird pricing. 

Please consider submitting a nominee for the ASU Winter Institute Public Safety Awards. We thank you for your submission and invite you to join us as we celebrate champions in the First Responder and Behavioral Health communities. 

PUBLIC SAFETY PARTNERSHIP AWARD: Two or more agencies and/or individual change agents who have creatively broken down barriers and collaborated effectively to bring innovative solutions to address behavioral health and public safety needs of the community.   

INNOVATIVE LEADER AWARD: Recognizes leadership for being proactive and implementing a new and effective program to enhance public safety services.   

CRISIS INTERVENTIONIST AWARD: This excellence in service award goes to an individual who goes above and beyond their job description to ensure quality care to community members experiencing crisis.

FIRST RESPONDER OF THE YEAR AWARD: This individual exemplifies exceptional character beyond their sworn duties. This individual is a champion of their agency, a role model for their discipline, and committed to breaking down behavioral health-related stigma amongst their peers.  

ADVOCACY AWARD: This individual demonstrates creativity, leadership, and dedication that positively affects policy or change in the public safety community.

Make your nomination.

Thursday, April 8

Welcome & Plenary Session Denise Beagley & John Vargo | More Info 

Session 01: "So can we really send a social worker?" Understanding the Complex Nature of Police Mental Health Calls  | More Info

Session 02: (Sur)Thriving Loss, Grief & Cumulative Trauma: Before, Behind & After the Badge | More Info

Session 03: The Forgotten Loved Ones of a First Responder | More Info

Session 4A: Resiliency: 5 Skills for First Responders Part 1 | More Info

Session 4B: Resiliency: 5 Skills for First Responders Part 2 | More Info

Session 05: The Science and Practice of Resiliency and Healing from Trauma | More Info

Session 06: Harm Reduction is Treatment: Risk Reduction Best Practices for Emergency Medical Providers | More Info

Session 07: Mental and Emotional Armor for First Responders | More Info

Keynote Session 1: Creating a life worth living even when . . . ! | More Info

Friday, April 9

Welcome & Keynote Session 2: TBA

Session 08: Effective Care Connections for an Individual Experiencing Thoughts of Suicide | More Info

Session 09: Behavioral Health Supports including People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | More Info

Session 10: The Other Side of Heroes: First Responders and Chronic Pain | More Info

Session 11: Dementia: The Individual, Their Care Partner and On-Scene Responders | More Info

Session 12: 911 & Crisis: Partnership Growth During the Pandemic | More Info

Session 13: We got more pilots than the airport! Lessons learned from a variety of approaches to increase and enhance PD utilization of crisis services | More Info

Session 14: Diverting 911 Calls to Improve Mental Health Response | More Info

Session 15: How to Survive 25 Years in the Fire Service: A Guide to Building New Hire Resiliency | More Info

Session 16: Health, Wellness and Healing the Immune System: The Science Behind Mindfulness | More Info

Session 17: An Law Enforcement and Treatment Intersection: Responding to Substance Abuse Crisis | More Info

Session 18: Enhancing Community Safety by Positively Impacting Lives During Reentry | More Info

Session 19: Understanding the Collaborative Effort between the Autism/IDD community and Law Enforcement | More Info

Element Scottsdale at SkySong

1345 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

The Element Scottsdale at ASU Skysong is a new, clean hotel so you will feel safe during your stay with us! They offer the following complimentary amenities: continental breakfast daily, featuring one hot item each day, outdoor heated pool, BBQ Gas Grills on patio adjacent to pool, high speed internet, 2 bicycles that can be checked out, and a business center in our lobby. They also have a market in the lobby with snacks and beverages for purchase. Revive, the restaurant is open nightly at 5:00 pm.

Reserve your room using this link.

Block information:
Start Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
End Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Last Day to Book: Wednesday March 17th

Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarship applications are open until March 15th at 5:00pm. Apply now.

The ASU School of Social Work will provide scholarships to individuals to attend the 2021 Winter Institute. 

 For additional information or questions, please email kevin.bushaw@asu.edu

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support for First Responder Behavioral Health by sponsoring the Winter Institute. Funds are used to provide scholarships and materials to the First Responders and Behavioral Health professionals that would benefit most from the educational opportuntites provided. Last year, over 100 scholarships were provided thanks to support from the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family, Arizona Complete Health, Crisis Response Network, Mercy Care, and more.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Attendees will earn approximately 17 hours of CEUs depending on type. We will be providing the following continuing education:

NAADAC - Addictions Counseling: http://www.naadac.org/ which is typically accepted by most licensing and certification bodies.

NASW: Approved by National Association of Social Works, Arizona Chapter for licensed Social Workers.

APA: The Training Institute-Southwest Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.

NBCC: The Training Institute-Southwest Behavioral Health has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6368.

COJET: Approved by Arizona Courts for Committee on Judicial Education and Training

Read more about Continuing Education Accredidation 

 

 

Element Scottsdale at SkySong

1345 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

 

The Element Scottsdale at ASU Skysong is a new, clean hotel so you will feel safe during your stay with us! They offer the following complimentary amenities: continental breakfast daily, featuring one hot item each day, outdoor heated pool, BBQ Gas Grills on patio adjacent to pool, high speed internet, 2 bicycles that can be checked out, and a business center in our lobby. They also have a market in their lobby with snacks and beverages for purchase. Revive, the restaurant is open nightly at 5:00 pm.

Reserve your room using this link.

Block information:
Start Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
End Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Last Day to Book: Wednesday March 17th

Winter Institute Conference 2019 Photos

Kevin Bushaw
Conferences & Events Manager
Kevin.Bushaw@asu.edu
602-369-6680

Keith Smith
Logistics Coordinator
Keith.Smith.2@asu.edu