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Behavioral Health & Crisis Response

CPE works in partnership with public safety agencies and behavioral health organizations to develop training programs, such as CIT, and other specialized response models throughout Oregon.  Through the provision of basic and in-service level training, as well as direct technical assistance to agencies, CPE and its partners assist local agencies in developing community-based resources and effective, compassionate responses to people experiencing behavioral health crises.

Course Offerings (By Request)

CPE offers training by request to agencies throughout the state. Please read the description of these classes below and let us know if you are interested in hosting a training at your agency.


​This three-day class teaches an advanced verbal de-escalation protocol. Participants receive a lifetime certification through the National Anger Management Association. 

Pre-requisites: Successful completion of a 40-hour CIT and three years working in the profession.​

3 days (24 hours)

"​[Participants] 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​." (​, 2020)

Participants receive a Mental Health First Aid responder card valid for two years and can be renewed with a new class. This is part of the One Mind campaign​ that all officers receive this training​​.​

8 hours

This in-service training will enable participants to recognize symptoms of trauma and/or job-related stress and articulate healthy ways to address potential trauma or stress to maintain whole health​​.

2 hours

This course for criminal justice professionals raises awareness about trauma and its effects. In this training, participants will increase their​ understanding and awareness of the impact of trauma; develop trauma-informed responses; and provide strategies for developing and implementing trauma-informed policies.​​

4 hours

Regional Behavioral Health Training (Currently Available)

(For the full Regional Training schedule, visit DPSST Regional Training)

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