2018 Northwest Peer Support Conference

'Serving Those Who Serve' • Feb. 6-9, 2018

Sponsored by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
and the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund

with additional support from Holland America Line

About the Conference

  • Starts on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 and ends on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
  • FREE pre-conference workshops on Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • Check the Sessions page  for the full 2018 schedule
  • Register for the conference online
  • Scholarship Application available here -- due Dec. 15, 2017
  • Spouses/partners of first responders encouraged to attend and eligible for scholarships

The Northwest Peer Support Conference -- hosted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund -- is a bi-annual training designed to educate members of public-safety peer-support teams in a variety of crisis-related issues.

The conference also provides guidance for those interested in starting a peer-support team and clinicians interested in working with our population.

Attendees include public-safety employees, first responders, clergy, mental-health professionals, spouses and partners involved in the emergency-responder community.

Our theme, “Serving Those Who Serve,” reminds us to promote the health and well-being of our emergency responder communities by providing confidential support and assistance to our peers and their families when they are experiencing emotional distress due to critical work-related or personal events.

  • Apply for the 2018 Peer Support Conference Scholarship.

Register securely online.


Conference Registration/Fee

Early registration is strongly encouraged.

  • Registration is $175 per person for first responders through Feb. 2, 2018.
  • Registration is $100 per attendee for spouses/partners through Feb. 2, 2018.


Fee includes all workshops, continental breakfast Wednesday through Friday, and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.

No registrations can be accepted after Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. No registrations at the door. Transfer of registration fees to another person may be done without penalty prior to Feb. 2, 2018 by emailing Julie Collinson.

Registration Confirmation

Confirmation of registration will be sent by email upon receipt of payment. Please bring a copy of your email confirmation to the conference.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Request for refunds must be received in writing no later than Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. A service fee of $25 will be charged for all cancellations received by that date. Refunds will not be made for cancellations requested or postmarked after Feb. 2, 2018 or for participants who register but do not attend. No exception to this policy can be considered as our funds are fully committed to the production of the conference. All refunds will be mailed after the conclusion of the conference.

Conference Location

The Northwest Peer Support Conference will be held at the:

Abundant Life Church
17241 SE Hemrick Rd.
Damascus, OR 97089

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Lodging Information

Monarch Hotel
12566 SE 93rd Avenue
Clackamas, Oregon 97015
(503) 652-1515
FAX: (503) 652-7509
Reservations: (800) 492-8700

Courtyard by Mariott
9300 SE Sunnybrook Blvd.
Clackamas, OR 97015
Reservations: (503) 652-2900

Centrally located in Clackamas County off I-205, with easy access to I-84 and I-5, the Monarch Hotel and Courtyard by Mariott are each just minutes from Portland International Airport, downtown Portland and only a few miles from the venue.

Both hotels are offering shuttles to and from both the airport and the conference venue.

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