The University of Washington is partnering with CROA to provide professional development opportunities for those involved in co-response programs. In 2023-2023, our UW partners surveyed the 60+ co-response programs across the state in fire and police departments to identify trends, goals, needs, and best practices. They also hosted Washington State’s first co-response retreat, which offered advanced skills classes and instruction on wellness practices.
In 2023-2024, the UW is working with CROA to develop crisis intervention training specific to co-response and planning an April 2024 conference. Watch this space for information about UW-led assessment, training, networking, and workforce development initiatives.