18th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference

Through Their Eyes:  Persevering Toward Resilience

Held: Thursday and Friday, September 25 & 26, 2014

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Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965


Conference Handouts



​Who Should Attend

Consumers and family members, administrators, front-line workers and community professionals involved in crisis intervention from the following areas:

  • Court Personnel
  • Law Enforcement
  • School Administrators
  • Emergency Services Personnel & Faculty Personnel
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Hospital Personnel
  • Substance Abuse Professionals
  • Jail Personnel
  • Nursing Professionals: Mental Health, Jail, and School Nurses

​2014 Keynote Speakers

Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Teen Suicide Prevention
John Halligan, Ryan’s Story Presentations, LTD, Farmingdale, New York
Sponsored through funding from the Charles E. Kubly Foundation

Recent Developments in Suicide Prevention:  Assess, Intervene and Monitor (AIM)
Gregory K. Brown, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

Cracked But Not Broken: The Kevin Hines Story
Kevin Hines, The Parsons Company, Inc. Walnut Creek, Cal.

Registration and Fees

Fees include conference materials, two breakfasts and lunch on Thursday, breaks and Thursday evening Reception. 

$185 if received by Friday, September 12, 2014 
$210 if received after Friday, September 12, 2014 

Walk in registrations cannot be guaranteed meals or materials.  

Cancellation Fee  Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request received by September 12, 2014. Refunds after September 12, 2014 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after September 27, 2014. Substitutions can be made at anytime, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee.

NOTE: When registering, on the demographics page, please enter your first name in the first box, and last name in the second.
NOTE: Registration Discount of $160 per person applies for agencies sending four (4) or more people to the conference. Please note registrations must be completed together. This discount cannot be applied retroactively to individual registrations from the same agency.


A block of lodging rooms has been reserved until August 24, 2014 at the single rate of $70. Double occupancy is $129, and triple/quadruple occupancy is $129. Make individual reservations by calling the Kalahari at 608-254-5466 or toll free at 877-253-5466. Please make sure to reference the 18th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference 2014 room block to get the conference rate.
Please note a deposit of one night's lodging will be assessed at the time the reservation is made.


Scholarships for Consumers are available for the conference. Download an application form and instructions HERE. The scholarship registration deadline is Friday, August 29, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded on September 5, 2014.
There is a change to the scholarship application process for 2014. Please do the following:
1. Print and complete a scholarship application form.
2. Return the completed form via US mail to the address on the form, by fax at 715-346-4045, or by email to UWSPCE-Conferences@uwsp.edu. Please type Crisis Scholarship Application in the subject line if you submit your form via email.
3. Applicants should not submit a conference registration form with their application. Recipients will be sent an email with specific scholarship registration information on September 5.
Note: Scholarship applicants who submit a registration form in advance will not receive any special consideration for scholarships.
If it's determined you don't meet the criteria to be awarded a Consumer Scholarship, you will be notified as soon as possible so you can register through the normal process.

Scholarship recipients are asked to make their own transportation arrangements to and from the conference. Conference planning members do not make those arrangements. If you are having difficulty arranging transportation, we encourage you to talk to your clubhouse or contact your agency about arranging transportation. You can also post a request to United We Stand Wisconsin (united-we-stand-wi@googlegroups.com) or the Wisconsin Association of Peer Providers (wisconsin-association-of-peer-providers@googlegroups.com). Both public consumer forums won't arrange rides, but you can post a request and see if anyone answers. 

​Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CEU Endorsement will be sought for the 2014 Conference. 
A CEU certificate will be provided for registrants to record hours at the conference. 

Thursday = 6 contact hours (.6 CEUs)
Friday = 3 contact hours (.3 CEUs)
Entire Conference - 9 contact hours (.9 CEUs) 

Earn UWSP Credit

A one-credit UWSP undergraduate or graduate course is available in conjunction with the 18th Annual Crisis Intervention Conference. Full Tuition must be paid at the time of course registration and is in addition to the workshop registration fee. You can access the course syllabus HERE.  The registration deadline for the course is Wednesday, October 1, 2014

​Interested in Exhibiting

Learn more about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.  Contact Wayne Sorenson at wsorenso@uwsp.edu or at 800-898-947 with questions.


For questions about conference or registration please contact:
UWSP Continuing Education