Register Now For The 2017 CACP Mid-Year Conference

January 19, 2017

Please login to your profile to ensure you get the member discount. The New Chiefs Orientation will take place Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 13-15, and the Mid-Year Conference will be Thursday and Friday, Feb. 16-17. 

Speaker In The Spotlight 

Brian Turner

Brian is the Deputy Director for the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC), the association for Colorado’s statewide, community-based mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery system. Prior to stepping into this role, he spent nearly a decade working on behavioral health and healthcare policy, as well as directing programs and grant-funded initiatives for CBHC. His work has focused heavily on health reform; veterans’ mental health; mental health and criminal justice; reducing homelessness; the integration behavioral and physical healthcare; and prevention and wellness efforts statewide. Since 2011, Brian has also served as Director for Mental Health First Aid Colorado, a collaborative public health initiative that has trained over 30,000 Coloradans in Mental Health First Aid and serves as a national model for effectively growing the program. He received his Master’s in Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health with a focus on health systems, management and policy. 

Session Description

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking, 8-hour certification course designed to teach participants to recognized the signs and symptoms of a mental health challenge or crisis, and give them the tools to appropriately respond. This presentation will introduce MHFA, describe a specific public safety module designed for law enforcement participants, and engage participants in the effort underway to extend this training statewide as a complement to Crisis Intervention Training for the law enforcement community.

Other confirmed Mid-Year speakers include CBI Director Mike Rankin, Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz and Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, and Christina Gunn. 

We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, email us at info@colochiefs.org