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.

This past summer, we brought together experts from Arizona Public Safety sectors including firefighters, police officers, correctional personnel, crisis teams, and emergency medical responders. In collaboration, we identified a strong need for cross training between departments, in order to establish coordinated community response. 

Participants emphasized a need to recognize drug-induced behavioral symptoms and best ways to respond, compassion/work fatigue, trauma-informed response, and how to take a person-centered approach when responding to incidents.

Early Bird Registration Open Now!

Early Bird Registration - 3 Day - $189
Early Bird Tuesday or Wednesday only  - $80
Early Bird Friday only - $50

Keynotes and Events

Wednesday, Feb 13 (morning) - Maricopa County Sherriff Paul Penzone
Wednesday, Feb 13 (afternoon)Chick Arnold & Josh Mozell
Wednesday, Feb 13 (afternoon) - AZ Public Safety Awards
Thursday, Feb 14 (morning) - Angela Harrolle, CEO of the 100 Club of Arizona
Thursday , Feb 14 (afternoon) - Dr. Patricia Haynes

Early Bird Registration
Scholarship Application


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 January 2nd, and recipients will be notified by email by January 7th. Apply here.

Important Dates

    • Call for Presenters Due: November 30, 5:00 PM (AZ time)
    • Selected Presenters Notified: December 14, 2018
    • Early Bird Registration Opens: December 14, 2018
    • Scholarship Application Deadline January 7, 2019
    • Conference General Registration: January 10, 2019
    • Conference: February 13-15, Scottsdale, AZ

Need to book a hotel room? Visit https://visit.asu.edu/travel to book nearby hotels at special ASU rates.

Sponsorship Opportunities
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Call for Presenters Overview (Closed)
Call for Presenters Form (Closed)


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