Training & Education

Opportunities for training, including online and in-person curriculum, conferences, and more.


Great Plains Disaster BH Conference

Available Training Opportunities

Psych First Aid

Learn skills to provide support to others in a crisis.

NIMS All-Hazards Position Specific Program

Advanced level training needed for managing complex incidents.

Cultural Competency

Learn how to help lessen racial and ethnic health care disparities brought on by disaster situations.

Other Training Opportunities

Essential De‑escalation Skills for Frontline Workers

Prepares frontline workers to de‑escalate situations involving emotionally‑charged individuals.

Building Resilience

Prepares personnel to foster resilience in themselves and their peers prior to a critical event, emergency, or disaster.

Peer-to-Peer Resilience

Prepares emergency response personnel to foster resilience in their peers.

Recent Disaster Behavioral Health Exercises

2020 Tabletop Exercise

Severe flooding across the state; COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic

2019 Tabletop Exercise

Severe flooding on several rivers, damaged main roads, destroyed bridges

2018 Tabletop Exercise

Tornado, downed power lines, blocked main roads, HAZ-MAT

2017 Tabletop Exercise

Responder coordination & supervision

Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference

The yearly conference is for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health care providers, public health officials, nurses, emergency managers, and first responders to learn how to prepare and respond to the psychological effects of disaster and mass casualties.

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