Winter Institute
Public Safety & Behavioral Health

The ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Winter Institute for Public Safety & Behavioral Health will be held Tuesday, February 18 through Thursday Feb 20, 2020 at the ASU West Campus in Glendale, AZ.

The conference 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. Last year, over 225 attendees heard from such distinguished speakers as Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, CEO of the 100 Club Angela Harolle, DPS Deputy Director Heston Silbert, mental health advocates and attorneys Chick Arnold & Josh Mozelle, sleep and stress expert Dr. Patricia Haynes, and Lori Robinson of Tempe CARE 7 Crisis Response.

This year, the Winter Institute advisory board, made up of public safety representatives across central Arizona, emphasized a need to learn more about trauma-informed response, de-escalation, compassion/work fatigue, suicide prevention, self-care and drug-induced behavioral symptoms. We hope to expand the diversity of our educational sessions, as well as add numerous elements of fun and opportunities to network and converse with like-minded colleagues. View the 2020 Agenda

Check out our Facebook gallery of photos from the 2019 Conference, and then take a moment to register for the 2020 Winter Institute for Public Safety and Behavioral Health!  

Register for Winter Institute

Apply for a Scholarship

Kevin Bushaw
Conferences & Events Manager

Keith Smith
Logistics Coordinator 



The CABHP provides at least 60 scholarships to individuals to attend the Winter Institute.

Scholarships cover the cost of registration.

Travel and hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Deadline is January 15 at 5pm. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, January 18th.

Award Nominations

Award Nominations

First Responder of the Year 2019

Nominations are now being accepted for the ASU CABHP Public Safety Awards, to be awarded at Winter Institute. The awards recognize champions in the Arizona Public Safety sector such as: firefighters, police officers, corrections personnel, crisis teams, emergency medical responders, dispatchers, and other first responders that have advanced behavioral health in their sector. 

The award categories are:
Public Safety Partnership
Innovative Leader
Crisis Interventionist 
First Responder of the Year

Call for Posters

Call for Posters

The CABHP invites you to share your work, research and experiences at the 2nd Annual Winter Institute for Public Safety & Behavioral Health.

Submit an abstract about your work with first responders. Preference is given to submissions related to one of the following conference topics for poster presentations:

  • Trauma-informed response
  • De-escalation
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Suicide prevention
  • Drug-induced behavioral symptoms

Students are strongly encouraged to participate!
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 20, 2020
*If your poster is accepted, one presenter will receive free registration and additional presenters will receive discounted pricing
Date: February 18-20, 2020
Location: ASU West Campus
4701 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ, 85306

Submit your abstract 

If you have questions, contact:
Abby Henderson

Conference Pricing

Conference Pricing

Full Conference (3 Days) 
$249 [Select this option]

Day Pass (1 Day) 
$95 [Tues] [Weds] [Thurs]



Hyatt Place Phoenix North

Hyatt Place Phoenix North 
10838 N. 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029
(602) 997-8800

Book your Preferred ASU Rate

  • Complimentary, breakfast buffet served daily
  • Complimentary Wi-fi in all guest rooms 
  • Self Parking
  • Shuttle service within 5 miles radius of the hotel


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support of First Responders' wellbeing, and help CABHP continue to provide educational opportunies to our community. After last year's sell-out crowd, this year we are preparing for between 350 and 425 attendees. 

Register your sponsorship for both Summer and Winter Institutes, and receive 10% off -- if your agency pays before November 15, receive an additional 5% off!  Download the sponsorship packet. 

Titanium $8,000
Select this option.Steel $6,000
Luncheon SPONSOR - 3 Available
Select this option.Copper $3,000
Select this option.Bronze $1,500
EXHIBIT TABLE - Limited Availability
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Conference Location

Conference Location

Conference Location:
Arizona State University West Campus - La Sala Ballroom

4701 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306

Parking is free to attendees for the duration of the conference in Lot 20 on the Southeast side of campus. Download a parking map.