Training Opportunities

VALEAP, ICISF CISM Basic training. Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention. VALEAP offers several peer certification courses annually. To view currently scheduled training opportunities, please visit the upcoming events tab. To schedule or host a CISM basic course with VALEAP instructors, please contact Adam Blevins at

VALEAP offers many blocks of training at several CIT schools, in-service trainings, conferences, and many more upon request. For additional information and to request a block of training from a VALEAP instructor, please contact Adam Blevins at

Mental Health, Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training

We are pleased to offer Mental Health First Aid (c) training for our VALEAP-affiliated peers. Mental Health First Aid is an internationally acclaimed best practice model which provides participants with mental health awareness education and basic skills for interacting with individuals in mental health crisis. The class is 8 hours in length and participants will receive a certificate of completion. VALEAP has not yet requested DCJS credit for course completion.

If you are interested in attending a Mental Health First Aid course, please contact Kit Cummings at

For more information regarding Mental Health First Aid, please visit