About the Conference

Skysong Innovation Center, Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona State University Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) is pleased to announce the inaugural Winter Institute for Public Safety & Behavioral Health Conference will be held Feb 13-15, 2019 at the ASU SkySong Innovation Center in Scottsdale, AZ. The conference brings together Behavioral Health and Public Safety professionals to promote awareness and alliance. 

Experts from Arizona Public Safety sectors including firefighters, police officers, correctional personnel, crisis teams, and emergency medical responders, along with behavioral health professionals and mental health advocates will present over 35 sessions on topics such as: 

Recognizing Drug Induced Behavioral Symptoms

Advanced Verbal 

Collaborative Approaches to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Fighting Back Against Compassion Fatigue

Collaboration Between Justice and Behavioral Health Systems

Grief, Stress & Suicide in First Responders

Sleep & Stress

Building Partnerships to Provide Trauma-Informed Care

Crisis Support
Training (CST)

How to Survive 25 Years in the Fire Service

Understanding Cop Cultures as a Mental Health Professional

Inter-Agency Response to Mass Trauma

View Conference Agenda

Keynote Speakers include Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, Mental Health & Elder Law Attorneys Chick Arnold & Josh Mozell, CEO of the 100 Club Arizona Angela Harolle & UofA Associate Professor Patricia Haynes

Registration Open Now! 
Now accepting nominations for the ASU Public Safety Awards.


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.  

Recognizes leadership for being proactive and implementing a new and effective program to enhance public safety services.  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.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.  This individual demonstrates creativity, leadership, and dedication that positively affects policy or change in the public safety community.

CEUs Offered at Winter Institute include NAADAC, COJET, NASWAPA & NBCC

(Selections may be made upon registration)

Need to book a hotel room? Aloft Tempe is offering a special group rate for Winter Institute of $139/night. 
Book before January 21.


A limited number of scholarships will be granted to Public Safety professionals who can demonstrate that the skills and concepts taught at the conference would directly benefit their workplace. Deadline for application is Wednesday, Jan 11, and recipients will be notified by email by Jan 15.


Sponsorship Opportunities
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ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Kevin Bushaw, Conferences & Events Manager Kevin.Bushaw@asu.edu 602.369.6680
Keith Smith, Logistics Coordinator Keith.Smith2@asu.edu 602.496.0140