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, the ICISF has recognized a need, and has established The Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund for full and 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. ICISF is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational foundation and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. To make a donation click on the button below:

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2017 Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship

Scholarship Application Application Due Date: Friday, November 21, 2016

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) is excited to announce a total six (6) scholarship opportunities for the first half of 20176 to attend one of the ICISF Regional Trainings or one of the following online courses to the following:

Regional Training:

Atlanta, Georgia Regional Training
February 9-12, 2017

San Francisco, California Regional Training
June 29 – July 2, 2017

GLOBAL Training:

14th World Congress on Trauma, Stress and Coping
May 3-7, 2017

Online Courses (1st half of 2017):

Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders – Date TBD

CISM Practical Review and Update – Date TBD

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1. DEADLINE for scholarship applications is Friday, November 21, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST (NO EXCEPTIONS)
2. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., recommendation letter) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
3. If any question does not apply to you in this application please put N/A in the space.
4. You will be notified by phone or e-mail on or before June 8th regarding the status of your application.
5. If you have any questions about the application, please call John Newnan, ICISF Director of Development. (410) 750-9600 X107 or email at jnewnan@icisf.org

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 a ICISF Regional Training, the 14th World Congress, or ICISF On-line Courses scheduled in the first 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) letter of recommendation, and 3) financial need. 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.

CRITERIA

• Applicant must be a member in good standing with ICISF.
• Applicant must be involved in an occupation or industry that utilizes the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation’s model of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
• Applicant must submit one letter of reference along with the application citing the relevance of the ICISF training to the applicant’s employment or volunteer service.
• Applicant must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
• Applicant must specify ICISF training requested
• Applicant must complete and submit a Scholarship Application by Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Application Process

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE:
• Completed application form.
• A 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.

DEADLINE for the application is Friday, November 21, 2016 5:00 P.M. EST. Applications postmarked or received after this date will not be considered.