World Congress Begins in Just Six Days!

The ICISF’s 13th World Congress on Stress, Trauma & Coping offers you a great experience May 11-16, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in Baltimore. The program includes interesting presentations, and many opportunities for you to engage, learn and share. Those words perfectly describe the World Congress because you will find colleagues with mutual interests, and various forums for learning. By now I expect that you have registered, although we still welcome people who arrive and want to register. On-line advanced registration is closed.

Your planning and management of the experience is enhanced by on-line information and an ICISF World Congress app. Details about gaining access to both is included on page 7 of the program book. Look for us on Facebook and Twitter and additional information is at your fingertips when you connect with the World Congress logo at the top left corner of this page.
In addition to numerous presentations, there are many activities that facilitate informal interaction with participants, offering those valuable periods of sharing between colleagues.  We also plan to introduce some exciting updates and products. For example, the new 5th Edition student manuals Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention will be available for purchase.
The World Congress places you in the position to reap those benefits. The rest is up to you to engage, learn and share. The ICISF staff and volunteers will be there to help you gain the best possible experience.

As Baltimore Recovers, the World Congress Moves Forward

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The ICISF offers our encouragement to the honest citizens and businesses of Baltimore, Maryland who have suffered as a result of the unrest the past few days. The ICISF’s 13th World Congress on Stress, Trauma & Coping remains on schedule for May 11-16, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in Baltimore. We anticipate the complete restoration of order during the next several days and the World Congress shall move forward offering the full schedule of activities. Maintaining our schedule with the World Congress is the best possible way to support our friends in Baltimore. We will certainly continue to monitor current events and work cooperatively with local authorities.

The traumatic incidents of late April in Baltimore present an example of the continuing need for critical incident stress management. Coming together to engage, learn and share offers the correct response to critical incident stress. More than ever, we welcome you to become a part of the solution to create a better future. We look forward to hosting your visit as both an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

LifeNet Volume 26 Issue 1 is Now Available!

LifeNetLogoThe first issue of the 2015 series of LifeNet, the ICISF newsletter, is now available to members here on the ICISF website.

LifeNet is an exclusive benefit to members of ICISF. To access this latest issue, you will need the login provided to members by ICISF in the recent LifeNet publication announcement email. To log in, go to the Resources tab, then go to Membersip and click on “LOGIN.”  Once logged in, click on the LifeNet button under the Login button.

If you are a member and need assistance accessing LifeNet, or would like a printed copy mailed to you, please contact Michelle Parks at mparks@icisf.org or by phone at (410) 750-9600.

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation’s 2015 Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund Award Winners!

March 27, 2015 – At the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, we recognize and applaud your sacrifices to help others. From first responders, to health care providers, educators, and everyone else that we serve, the ravages of critical incident stress knows no boundaries and you are truly “Helping Save the Heroes!”

Always in the forefront of delivering quality CISM training, the ICISF has recognized a need, and has established a scholarship fund for full and partial scholarships to assist individuals who are unable to attend ICISF training due to financial constraints, the opportunity to attend the World Congress or one of our Regional Trainings held each year.   We believe that through this fund, we can continue to increase the opportunity for this vital training for many deserving individuals for years to come.

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Announcing the Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund!

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) is proud to announce the creation of the Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund! Always in the forefront of delivering quality CISM training, the ICISF has recognized a need, and has established a scholarship fund for full and partial scholarships to assist individuals who are unable to attend ICISF training due to financial constraints, the opportunity to attend the World Congress or one of the Regional Trainings held each year. These scholarships will be applied directly to the registration costs for the training and do not include airfare or lodging at this time. We believe that through this fund, we can continue to increase the opportunity for this vital training for many deserving individuals for years to come. While the fund is still in its infancy, we are excited to announce that we will be providing a minimum of two scholarships to either the main World Congress or one of the Regional Trainings scheduled for 2015.

To download an application for the scholarship, click here.

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We are very excited about our new “Supporter” program for our scholarship fund. For a minimum donation of only $25, your name will be printed in the 13th World Congress program, recognizing you as a “Supporter,” or you can honor someone else and have a name placed in the program “In Honor Of.”   In addition, all “Supporters” and “In Honor Of” names will also scroll across the monitors at the 13th World Congress. All “Supporters” will also receive recognition in a future edition of LifeNet.

If you would like to support the Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund, please click of the link below:

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