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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.


In this 2.5-day advanced skills training, participants will learn how to utilize an evidenced-based framework in crisis intervention and de-escalation. 


The class size is limited to 14 people. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum of three years experience in their field and have attended a 40-hour CIT program (16-hour specialized CIT program for Telecommunicators).  ​​

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will increase their awareness of what personal and unique attributes they bring to a crisis situation.
  • Participants will be able to describe the neurobiology of the brain in a crisis situation.
  • Participants will be able to identify the impact of trauma on an individual in crisis and use trauma informed skills with the individual in crisis.
  • Participants will demonstrate competency with an evidence-based framework to use in a crisis encounter that will increase the potential for a positive outcome.

This program is certified through the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (

2.5 days (20 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​." (www.mentalh​​​, 2020)

Use this link to get more info about receiving this training: MHFA Oregon​

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)