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.
You can help first responders (firefighters, EMT’s, police officers, and more) get scholarships so they can attend this valuable training.
By donating to the Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund, you are truly “Helping Save The Heroes”!
If you would like information on when the next scholarships will be available or you can sign up for our email updates by clicking on the link.
For the 2018 Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Applications, we have decided to separate Online Course and Regional Training Scholarship Applications.
**PLEASE REVIEW ALL OF THE INFORMATION ON THE BELOW PAGES AS WE HAVE UPDATED BOTH THE APPLICATION PROCESS AND THE CRITERIA NEEDED TO APPLY FOR EACH APPLICATION.**