Behavioral First Responder 2022

2022 International Conference Pre-Conference Events

Monday, November 7, 2022
9:00 AM (EST)
to Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM (EST)
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Category: International Conferences

Behavioral First Responder

Capacity: 22 participants

Date & Time: Monday, November 7th 9:00 am -5:00 pm & Wednesday, November 9th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly - Lab in the Blue Ridge Center

Cost: $389

Presenters: Curt Davidson Ph.D. & Becca Meier MSW

Curt is the president of Alpenglow Education and a faculty member at California State University. His passion lies in experiential education and mental and behavioral health. He is also the author of The Outdoor Facilitator's Handbook and Behavior Management in Outdoor Adventure Education.

Becca has been a professional outdoor educator for ten years. She is a graduate of the University of Wyoming, where she completed her Masters in Social Work focusing on school social work. Becca has been teaching the BFR for five years.


The Behavioral First Responder is the premier certification training course for outdoor and experiential educators focusing on mental and behavioral health promotion. Through activities, case studies, and scenarios, our patented curriculum will focus on a holistic approach to help you gain awareness, adopt preventative practices, build skills, and apply techniques to prevent, manage, and mitigate behavioral and mental health concerns in Experiential Education settings. Through enhanced education, we seek to expand the EE field's capabilities to accommodate the ever-evolving needs of our participants and capitalize on our opportunity to promote mental and behavioral wellness.

Participants will:

  • Develop a foundational understanding of human behavior, mental health, and positive intervention techniques.
  • Construct new practices for managing and mitigating behavioral incidents when they occur in our programs.
  • Demonstrate behavioral intervention techniques developed by Alpenglow for the field of Experiential Education.
  • Design intervention strategies and program techniques for the promotion of long-term behavioral and mental health in students, campers, and participants.
  • Develop a system and method for tracking behavioral issues within the individual's organization or company
  • Generate curriculum for internal staff training to mitigate and manage behavioral and mental health episodes.

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Pre-Conference sessions (Extended Education) take place prior to the start of the 2022 International Conference, and are in-depth workshops and activities that provide an expanded opportunity for professional development.


Do I need to register for the International Conference (taking place Nov 10-13) in order to attend a pre-conference event? No! You are able to register and attend any of the below events without having to purchase a ticket or attend the entire International Conference.

Are meals and lodging included? No. If you plan to stay overnight or have meals on-site, you must purchase lodging and a meal plan separately.

Can I get CEUs from pre-conference events? This depends on the individual event. Each event is different and you'll need to check out the specific event details.

Where are the events being held? Location varies by individual event. Each event will be held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly unless otherwise specified.

Are the pre-conferences available to virtual attendees too? Will they be recorded? No. Pre-conference events occur in-person only unless otherwise specified.

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