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Crisis Core


Course Fees & Registration

Note: Fees are separated by member status: Full/Partial/Nonmember. Please select the correct status when registering.
If you have any questions, please contact the BHTP office at 920-465-2101 or
Member Status                  Virtual Fee                         Three-Day; In-Person Fee
Full Member $35.00 $100
Partial Member $70.00 $200
Non-Member $99.00 $300

Please note: Course registration closes approximately 5 days prior to each scheduled training date.  To inquire about registering past the registration deadline, please email

Virtual Sessions will be offered live via Zoom using Canvas the university digital learning management system. Training access instructions will be emailed to registered participants one week prior to the training. If you have not received your email yet, please email or Liz Bartz at

Crisis Services Overview:

Trainer: Liz Bartz & Paul Haasl
This one‐day core training provides participants with a framework for understanding the county crisis system as defined by Wisconsin DHS 34 and by best practice standards laid out by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. Participants will gain knowledge of crisis as a continuum, the consumer perspective on crisis, and working with community partners such as Law Enforcement and Emergency Departments. Participants will work in teams to develop crisis plans that utilize both professional and informal supports such as family and friends. In addition, this training will illustrate how good documentation supports good crisis practice and allows for billing for services. Full Course Description.

6.0 Continuing Education Hours
Virtual Date(s)                   
January 4 & 5, 2022    
8:30am - 11:30am both days
April 5 & 6, 2022    
8:30am - 11:30am both days

Suicide and Risk Assessment:

Trainer: Liz Bartz
Assessing suicide risk or risk of harm to others is the most critical aspect of crisis work. Because suicide and homicide can and does happen, this one‐day core training emphasizes the importance of self‐care in order to be an effective helper during times of acute crisis. Participants will be given an overview of secondary trauma as a by‐product to the work they do, and asked to identify personal coping strategies to help mitigate the effects. Participants will also learn about the trauma‐ informed crisis response process and be given an overview of suicide statistics. Risk factors, warning signs and protective factors will be identified and participants will develop a crisis response plan, utilizing what they have learned. Also covered will be assessment and intervention with those at risk to harm others, including personal safety and duty to warn. Legal implications of decision‐making will be covered with an emphasis on risk management and use of supervision for response planning with individuals at risk for suicide or to harm others. Full Course Description.

6.0 Continuing Education Hours
Virtual Date(s)  
November 2, 2021
8:30am - 3:15pm
February 1 & 2, 2022
8:30am - 11:30am both days

Wisconsin Mental Health Laws:

Trainer: Liz Bartz & Dawn Klockow
This one‐day course uses discussion and small group exercises along with lecture to help participants understand the laws and standards related to crisis work as identified in DHS 34. Mental Health Laws (Chapter 51) will be presented and the crisis worker will be prepared for the fact that not all of their cases are going to fit neatly into the Chapter 51 framework. Participants will be exposed to the other laws that may be involved in crisis response, such as Chapters 48, 938, 54, 55. Scenarios will be used to illustrate how to navigate between systems. Full Course Description.

6.0 Continuing Education Hours
Virtual Date(s)                                           
December 7, 2021  
8:30am - 3:15pm  
March 1 & 2, 2022
8:30am - 11:30am both days

Crisis Core Training Series: Three-Day In-Person

Participate in: Crisis Services Overview, Suicide and Risk Assessment and Wisconsin Mental Health Laws; receive the entire Crisis Core Orientation Training Series live, in-person, in three consecutive days. 

18.0 Continuing Education Hours
Date(s)                  Location                                            
March 8, 9 & 10, 2022      
9:00am - 3:45pm  
Green Bay
Venue TBD
June 21, 22 & 23, 2022      
9:00am - 3:45pm  
Venue TBD