The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) is “Helping Save the Heroes” by providing pre-incident education to address the mental health concerns of those who respond to disaster and crises. ICISF aims to promote and maintain standards in the specific field of crisis intervention. ICISF’s Academy of Crisis Intervention is in the forefront of delivering quality Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training through a variety of educational opportunities geared specifically towards the individuals and communities we serve.

CISM is designed to help individuals deal with the effects of a traumatic event or critical incident. Perhaps the most recognized element of CISM is known as the Debriefing – a structured on-site group intervention that occurs shortly after the event. Debriefings, led by ICISF trained persons utilizing a peer to peer technique, provide individuals an opportunity to discuss their feelings and thoughts about a distressing event in a controlled and healthy manner. Participants learn about stress reactions and symptoms, and acquire additional skills and resources that can help them with the healing process.

Always in the forefront of delivering quality CISM training, ICISF has recognized a need, and has established The Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund for full and/or partial scholarships to assist individuals who are unable to attend ICISF training due to financial constraints.

We are able to provide these scholarships due to the generosity of our members, supporters, and sponsors.

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation is a 501 (c)3 not for profit organization and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Consult with your tax advisor for more information.

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2017 Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship

Thank you to everyone that submitted their application and letter of recommendation to the Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund for the 2nd half of 2017 Scholarships to be awarded.  Please continue to check back here for information on when the next scholarships will be available.

PURPOSE:

The Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund will assist individuals who are unable to attend ICISF training due to financial constraints, the opportunity to attend either ICISF Regional Trainings or ICISF Online Courses scheduled in the second half of 2017. The scholarship will cover registration costs and course materials (text books) and does not include any travel or lodging expenses for those traveling to attend the selected training.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is based on financial need and participation in work or volunteer-based Critical Incident Stress Management resources.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process. Areas that are reviewed by the committee include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Applicant must be involved in an occupation or industry that utilizes the ICISF model of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), community service or provider service in an occupational field that utilizes CISM.
  2. One letter of recommendation from an employer or other community member citing the relevance of the ICISF training to the applicant’s employment or volunteer service.
  3. Demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The ICISF applies scholarship funds directly to the selected ICISF training program of the recipient’s choice. Scholarships are awarded at a minimum, twice each year in January and July and may be expanded based upon the financial ability of the Scholarship Fund. The ICISF Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Scholarships awarded are based upon the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria.