Course Number: R2 407
Description: Idaho Crisis Conference –
The Department of Health and Welfare Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) is please to present the Idaho Crisis Conference 2023. This free, two-day training aims to offer something for all members of the crisis response system. The conference is February 8th and 9th, 2023, and features one virtual day and one in-person day to accommodate the needs across the state.
Virtual Training February 8
Day One is a virtual event for first responders, probation & parole, detention, corrections, and dispatch. Ellis Amdur is one of the most prominent trainers in the Pacific Northwest on verbal de-escalation of aggressive and mentally ill individuals. He has been a lead trainer for close to four hundred law enforcement and correctional institutions, social services agencies, schools and various businesses, all on crisis intervention related subjects. Ellis’s vivid descriptions of aggressive and mentally ill people and his true-to-life role- playing of the behaviors in question give participants an almost first-hand experience of facing the real individuals in question. DBH will be purchasing e-books for all participants, please be sure to identify your profession and leave a working email address where the e-book will be sent prior to the training. A WebEx link will be sent to all participants before February 8th.
Please RSVP to secure your spot today: Feb 8 VIRTUAL Full Day Registration [eventbrite.com].
Classroom Training February 9
Day Two is an in-person event for all members of the crisis system including first responders, probation & parole, corrections, dispatch, DHW staff, community providers, schools, and hospitals. First responders, probation & parole, corrections, and dispatch need only attend the first half. Dr. Peter Langman leads the morning session with information on preventing school shootings. He is a psychologist whose research on school shooters ahs received international recognition. He is a researcher with the National Threat Assessment Center of the U.S. Secret Service and is the Director of Research and School Safety Training with Drift Net Securities. QR codes will be available for participants to scan and purchase any books Dr. Langman has available at retailers.
This in-person event will be held at the Riverside Hotel, in Boise, on February 9th. Please RSVP to secure your spot today: Feb 9 IN PERSON Half Day Registration [eventbrite.com]
First responders, probation & parole, corrections, and dispatch need only attend the first half.(you’ll register for the full day, but only need to attend the first half).
DBH is not responsible for hotel or travel costs.
Dates: February 8 -9, 2023
Credit Hours: 16 POST Hours possible
Location: Classroom training will be held at the Riverside Hotel, February 9th.
The Riverside Hotel
2900 West Chinden
Boise, Idaho 83714
(Meals, travel, and/or lodging are the responsibility of the participant)
Registration: Feb 8 VIRTUAL Full Day Registration [eventbrite.com]
Registration: Feb 9 IN PERSON Half Day Registration [eventbrite.com]
Instructor: Ellis Amdur and Dr. Peter Langman
POST Coordinator: Jeff Sklar
Remarks: For facility or hotel information contact Bill Ward at 208-577-3563 or For facility or hotel information contact Bill Ward at 208-577-3563 or firstname.lastname@example.org
QR codes will be available for participants to scan and purchase any books Dr. Langman has available at retailers.
Morning snacks and a hosted lunch will be provided on February 9th .