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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, September 14, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Ventura, CA

    With profound regret we must announce the cancellation of the annual California Peer Support Training Conference, originally scheduled for this September 2018.

    This is a volunteer organization that has served the needs of peer support for twenty-five years.  As such, we are familiar with the stresses of securing presenters, communication with first responders throughout the state (and beyond) and the scheduling involved to make it work for all individuals.

    This year, however, the record-breaking number and size of fires throughout the state have placed extraordinary burdens on all emergency service workers, impacting both registration of participants and arrangement of presenting speakers.

    The board recognizes that under these circumstances, this year we could not present the quality of conference you have come to expect from our organization.  For those of you who have already paid your registration fee, you will be refunded in full.

    We apologize for this additional stressor, and this means that we will work even harder on an outstanding conference next year.



    California Peer Support Association

    23rd Annual Training Conference


    Sheraton 4 Points, Ventura Harbor

    Ventura, CA

    September 12 - 14


    Catherine Butler, Ph.D.

    Catherine is a former school teacher, but followed her passion and became a therapist and obtained her PH.D. Catherine has dedicated her practice to first responders and members of the military who suffer from PTSD. Through her volunteer work with WCPR, she has come to realize for many people, betrayal compounds the trauma. Because this is such a wide spread issue, it is the topic of her presentation.


    Suli

    An officer with San Diego Harbor Police. He and his wife will discuss his Officer Involved Shooting with you. The inner strength he found to overcome the suspect when both men had their hands on his gun. He will relate how those few moments changed his relationship with his sons and wife. And about the after-care he received.


    CalFire

    Each day last year we watched the nightly news praying that the Thomas Fire in the Ventura/Santa Barbara area would be closer to containment with each passing day and yet it raged on for weeks with no hope of containment. In the midst of the fire, firefighter Corey Iverson lost his life. The responding Cal-Fire peer support team will discuss with you what worked and what did not as they worked with the family to arrange services and show the proper respect for Corey and his family.


    Karen Solomon – Blue Help

    Karen Solomon is President and Founder of Blue Help. Since 2014, Karen has been giving a voice to the thousands of officers in the field who can’t or won’t speak out. She has interviewed hundreds of law enforcement officers and their families to gain insight into the field, trauma, stress and both physical and emotional survival. Karen is a national speaker, author, columnist and advocate. Her books Hearts Beneath the Badge and The Price They Pay are used in citizen’s academies throughout the country and endorsed by law enforcement leadership. 


    Ben Vernon

    Ben is a firefighter with San Diego Fire. Ben was stabbed while responding to a call. He will share with you the deep place of his downward spiral after the stabbing and how he made it back. Today he is a highly sought after motivational speaker.


    Chaplain Rollin Strode

    Chaplain Strode has been a Police Chaplain for 45 years. He has a gentle nature and will share with you the importance of grieving and how many of us truly do not know how to grieve. This training will assist you when dealing with those who are grieving and how you can assist them in a very painful time in their life.


    Chief Reyes and Capt. Mike Kovaleff

    Both from Palm Springs PD, they will present on their recent Line of Duty death and the peer support response to that event. They credit the peer support response with assisting their employees and family members to process the emotions of this extremely difficult time in their Department’s history.



    The CPSA believes that spouses/significant others play a major role in the overall well-being of first responder wellness. Spouses/significant others who are attending with a registered participant may attend all classes and events at a reduced rate. Send an email to Spouse/Partner Attendance for more information.


    Want to schedule a team debriefing for your team?
    Send an email to Team Debriefing for more information.


    Not in the area? We worked out a great deal with the hotel to get a great daily rate! To get the CPSA room rate of $117 per night and free parking at the Four Points Sheraton Ventura Harbor, contact them at (805) 658-1212 ext. 1290 or send email to info@fourpointsventuraharbor.com. Tell them you are reserving a room for the California Peer Support Association Conference. This rate is only guaranteed until Sunday, August 12, 2018!
    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • Peoria, AZ

    Traumatic Stress Management Train the Trainer Workshop
    presented by KSL Research (two time presenter at CPSA conferences)

    September 25 - 27, 2018


    This training is not sponsored by the California Peer Support Association. This information is presented as a courtesy only. Go to https://www.kslresearch.org/training-courses/train-the-trainer/traumatic-stress-management-train-the-trainer-workshop/ for more information.




Past events

Saturday, June 02, 2018 2018 Run with Heroes 5K/10K
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Understanding Suicide
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 From Trauma to Addiction
Monday, April 16, 2018 Advanced Assisting Individuals In Crisis & Peer Support
Monday, April 16, 2018 Spiritual & Psychological First Aid
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Critical Incident Stress Management
Sunday, March 25, 2018 North Bay Guns and Hoses
Friday, March 23, 2018 Managing Stress and Overcoming Trauma
Saturday, March 03, 2018 Bay Area K9-Crisis/Peer Support Integration - Workshop
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Emotional Dimensions Of Health Care: A Prescription For Better Health
Monday, October 30, 2017 Advanced Peer Support
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, September 25, 2017 Basic Peer Support
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Advanced Peer Support
Monday, September 18, 2017 Basic Peer Support
Saturday, September 09, 2017 First Responders Stair Climb
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 22nd Annual CPSA Training Conference
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Individual Peer Support & Group Crisis Intervention Conference
Monday, June 05, 2017 Basic Peer Support
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Critical Incident Stress Management
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Individual Peer Support & Group Crisis Intervention
Friday, May 05, 2017 2017 Dallas / Baton Rouge Bike Ride
Monday, April 03, 2017 Basic Peer Support
Monday, March 13, 2017 Peer Support Coordinators Workshop
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Stress Management for the Trauma Provider
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Strategic Response to Crisis
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Grief Following Trauma
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Emotional & Spiritual Care in Disasters
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Understanding Suicide
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Spiritual & Psychological First Aid
Monday, February 06, 2017 Basic Peer Support
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Advance Group Crisis Intervention
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Basic Peer Support
Monday, December 05, 2016 Basic Peer Support
Monday, October 17, 2016 Basic Peer Support and Group Intervention Training
Monday, October 17, 2016 Advanced Peer Support
Monday, September 19, 2016 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 21st Annual CPSA Training Conference
Monday, June 27, 2016 Fire Department Chaplain Training
Monday, June 13, 2016 Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Advanced Peer Support
Monday, May 23, 2016 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
Monday, April 04, 2016 Basic Peer Support
Thursday, February 25, 2016 Advanced Peer Support
Monday, February 22, 2016 Basic Peer Support
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2016 Northwest Peer Support Conference
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
Monday, January 11, 2016 Basic Peer Support and Group Intervention Training
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Peer Support Coordinators Workshop
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Basic Peer Support and Group Intervention Training
Monday, September 28, 2015 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 20th Annual CPSA Training Conference
Monday, July 27, 2015 Basic Peer Support
Monday, May 18, 2015 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Basic Peer Support
Monday, April 06, 2015 Advanced Peer Support
Monday, March 09, 2015 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Basic Peer Support
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Advanced Peer Support
Monday, February 09, 2015 Basic Peer Support and Group Intervention Training
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, January 26, 2015 Basic Peer Support Training
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, January 05, 2015 Basic Peer Support
Monday, December 15, 2014 Blue Light Ceremony
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Light of Lights Candle Ceremony
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Basic Peer Support
Monday, December 08, 2014 Advanced Peer Support
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 Peer Support Coordinators Workshop
Monday, December 01, 2014 Blue Light Ceremony
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, November 17, 2014 Basic Peer Support
Thursday, November 06, 2014 Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, November 03, 2014 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Basic Peer Support
Monday, September 15, 2014 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 19th Annual CPSA Training Conference
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Basic Peer Support
Monday, August 04, 2014 Basic Peer Support
Monday, July 28, 2014 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 18th Annual CPSA Training Conference
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, June 24, 2013 Basic Peer Support
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, May 06, 2013 Basic Peer Support
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, April 15, 2013 Basic Peer Support
Thursday, February 21, 2013 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, February 18, 2013 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Basic Peer Support
Thursday, January 10, 2013 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, January 07, 2013 Basic Peer Support
Monday, October 22, 2012 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 17th Annual CPSA Conference
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 Basic Peer Support
Monday, July 30, 2012 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, June 25, 2012 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, June 04, 2012 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 ICISF Group Crisis Intervention (formerly called Basic CISM)
Monday, January 23, 2012 Basic Peer Support Training
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 16th Annual CPSA Conference
Thursday, June 23, 2011 ICISF Group Crisis Intervention (formerly called Basic CISM)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Basic Peer Support Training
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 ICISF Group Crisis Intervention (formerly called Basic CISM)
Monday, April 25, 2011 Basic Peer Support Training
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 Spirituality and Wellness
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Compassion Fatigue
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 15th Annual CPSA Conference
Monday, March 08, 2010 Basic Peer Support Training
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 Difficult Debriefings Workshop
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Critical Incident Stress Management
Monday, November 16, 2009 Basic Peer Support Training
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
Sunday, October 18, 2009 The Changing Face of Crisis and Disaster Mental Health
Saturday, October 17, 2009 Pastoral Crisis Intervention I
Saturday, October 17, 2009 Strategic Response to Crisis
Monday, October 05, 2009 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 14th Annual CPSA Conference
Monday, September 14, 2009 Basic Peer Support
Monday, July 20, 2009 Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Conference
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Basic Peer Support
Monday, June 01, 2009 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Line of Duty Death
Monday, May 04, 2009 Basic Peer Support
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Critical Incident Peer Support Training
Monday, April 13, 2009 Basic Peer Support Training
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Line of Duty Death
Thursday, February 19, 2009 Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support

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