Friday, January 4, 2013

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation


International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.

A  Message from the ICISF Executive Director

January 4, 2013
It is our desire to continue to broaden our educational capabilities as well as offer new services available to ICISF Members, ICISF Registered Teams and all of those with an interest in Critical Incident Stress Management.

ICISF is excited to announce several new programs to be introduced during calendar year 2013. Click on the links below for additional information or to email ICISF staff. Throughout the coming months, more details will be posted on the ICISF website.
12TH WORLD CONGRESS ON STRESS TRAUMA & COPING
  • Be sure to register on or before January 27 to take advantage of Advance registration rates. Fees increase on January 28.
  • Just added: 2-Day Post-Congress Workshop, ICISF's "Managing School Crises: From Theory to Application", taught by Barbara J. Ertl, LPC, CTS. Scheduled for February 25 & 26, 8:00am-4:30pm, the Hilton Baltimore. Go to the Post-Congress Workshop page of the 12th World Congress website for full details and registration information.
  • The deadline to nominate a deserving individual or organization for an ICISF award is Monday, January 7. Award categories and nominating instructions are posted on the Award Nominations page of the 12th World Congress website.
NEW ICISF COURSES: 
Send questions to Terri Pazornick
  • "ICISF/NOVA Bridge Program" (2 days) - For those with NOVA training - This course meets curriculum requirements of ICISF's "Group Crisis Intervention" course and ICISF's "Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support" course.
  • "Delivering Bad News" (1 day)
  • "Suicide Awareness for Non- Mental Health Professionals" (1 day)
  • "Advanced Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support" 
  • "Resilience in Healthcare: Performance, Meaning and Connection"  (1day)
NEW APPROVED INSTRUCTOR (AI) CANDIDATE TRAINING PROGRAMS: 
Send questions to Kate Looram 
  • "Suicide Awareness for Non-Mental Health Professionals AI Program"  
  • "NOVA to ICISF Bridge AI Program"   
  • "Workplace Violence AI Program"
  • "Advanced Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support AI Program" 
  • "Psychological First Aid"
NEW CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING PROGRAM TRACK: 
Send questions to Michelle Parks 
  • Health Care Track
2013 REGIONAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
  • New courses to be scheduled
  • Core, Specialty & Elective courses at every location
  • Schedule will be posted on the ICISF website soon. 
CONTINIUNG EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES: 
Send questions to Michelle Parks 
  • CEUs for Nursing pending
  • Does your profession have a national organization that offers CEUs? Please let Michelle Parks know. ICISF already offers CEUs for Psychologists (through APA), Social Workers & Marriage & Family Therapists (through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences), EAP Professionals (through EACC), and Addiction Counselors (through NAADAC).
ICISF WEB SITE NEW POSTINGS 
Send us information to post on our website, such as:
  • ICISF Partner Events: Training programs, awards programs that will be open for registration/attendance
  • Links to CISM team websites (send questions to George Grimm)
  • Posting of Crisis Management related articles
  • International participation
  • Send questions and/or items you'd like to have posted to Don Howell 
ICISF CISM TEAM MEMBERSHIP: 
Send questions to Michelle Parks 
Membership is now available to all active members of CISM teams.

QUARTERLY LIFENET NEWSLETTER: 
Send questions to Michelle Parks 
Looking for articles and team spotlights.

NEW SHINING STAR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PROGRAM: 
Send questions to Michelle Parks 
Quarterly acknowledgement of a "Shining Star" within the field of CISM.

ICISF FACEBOOK PAGE:
Send questions to Don Howell    
In our efforts to reach out to our ever-expanding community on every possible level, we're establishing a social media presence. We hope this will open up two-way communication, help to keep you better informed about our programs, and help you to reach out to us with questions, ideas and comments. 

2012-2014 STRATEGIC PLAN 
Visit the ICISF website to download and review this document. 
We look forward to hearing from you with any questions about the new initiatives we have planned for 2013, and to meeting your CISM training and education needs in the coming months. Happy New Year!

Sincerely, 

Donald R.  Howell
Executive Director
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.
3290 Pine Orchard Ln, Ste 106
Ellicott City MD 21042-2272
Tel: 410/750-9600
Fax: 410/750-9601

                                                  

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