The conference will be conducted by local and national experts in the varied areas of disasters to provide resources necessary to move forward after a disaster.
Whether it be natural or human caused, our conference is one of a kind in Oregon and provides behavioral health content applicable to a wide variety of individuals when responding to a disaster.

Keynote: Patricia Smith, From Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction: The Journey to Wellness Sessions:


  • Cultural Liaisons (focus on partnerships with Tribal communities)

  • Ethical Dilemmas

  • Faith Traditions

  • Youth Suicides

  • Faith-Based Organizations

  • Cultural Humility

  • Emergency Plans-Disaster Behavioral Health

  • De-escalation skills post-disaster

  • Resources for children

  • DBH Triage & Case Management

  • Hawaii's Volcanic Tragedies and Psychological First Aid

Closing Speaker: David Schonfeld, MD, University of Southern California Children's Hospital, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement


When: February 4-5, 2019

Where: Salem, Oregon: Salem Convention Center

Who:  Emergency managers, first responders, counselors, healthcare professionals, public health, religious leaders, and anyone interested in disaster behavioral health.

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