LifeNet Volune 27 Issue 1 is Now Available!

LifeNetLogoThe first issue of the 2016 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.

MAY Online Session Open for Registration – CISM: A Practical Review and Update

JeffXGeorgeCreated by Dr. George Everly, Jr, Ph.D, & Dr. Jeffrey T. Mitchell, Ph.D

May 2 – May 13, 2016

Staying current with your profession is not only tactically wise, it’s an ethical obligation we have as we touch the lives of others who are in extreme distress.

CISM: A Practical Review and Update will soon be offered to you as a means of staying current with the field of CISM. In partnership with UMBC Training Centers, ICISF has created a thoughtful and stimulating review and update of the field. Using state of the art online learning technology CISM: A Practical Review and Update helps you refresh your current knowledge with the most current thinking in the field.

Highlights of CISM: A Practical Review and Update include on-going self-assessments, videos, as well as up to date text and reference materials.

You now have an opportunity to update your knowledge with a CISM Practical Review and Update. You may be a member of a team or otherwise involved with CISM and took the training several years ago. You want an update. Now you have one, and conveniently available via an online delivery method.

CISM: A Practical Review and Update intends to instruct people who have taken the core ICISF courses, and are seeking an update. There are no restrictions on who may sign up for the course, although people who are new to CISM should start by taking the full live courses.

Staying current with CISM knowledge, and maintaining confident training levels has never been easier. Sign up, sign on, and join the march into the future

The online course will also be an excellent way to review for the UMBC CISM Certification!

ICISF members will pay a registration fee of $250 and non-members, $295.00.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

The digital classroom for this course is provided by UMBC Training Centers thru Blackboard. Upon passing the course participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Questions may be directed to:

Michelle Parks (mparks@icisf.org)

To Register go to: https://www.icisf.org/course-enrollment-may-2016/

Open for Registration! Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders

Presented by: Michelle Warshauer, MS, NCC

ICISF is pleased to offer Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders online course for the third time. This two week self-paced course will run January 11-22, 2016. Orientation will open January 2. This course is already part of the array of ICISF courses offered at Regional Trainings. Now, you can take this course from the convenience of your home, from work or the location of your choice.

The course is designed to increase awareness of suicide, and equip participants with information and basic skills to respond to a person considering suicide. Discussions, demonstrations, and scenarios are used to facilitate learning via modules designed for this new method of delivering this important training. This is an entry-level course suitable for anyone, especially people without formal mental health training.

Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders is available for registration now. ICISF members will pay a registration fee of $250 and non-members, $295.00. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Program Highlights:
• Overview of Suicide
• Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
• Preventative and protective factors
• Risk and recognition
• Strategies for responding to those considering suicide
• Referral skills and resources
The digital classroom for this course is provided by UMBC Training Centers thru Blackboard. Participants will receive a certificate of completion with 7 contact hours/CE credit.
Michelle Warshauer has worked at the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation for 8 years in the Conference Department, and in the Education and Training Department. Michelle holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling, and is a National Certified Counselor. She is on the faculty of the local community college and teaches Psychology. Michelle has worked with the juvenile justice system and in the public school system and has experience with suicidal teens and volunteers with veterans groups.
Questions may be directed to Michelle Parks.

To register please click here
http://www.icisf.org/suicide-awareness-introduction-for-crisis-responders-january-2016/

There are no refunds of registration fees

LifeNet Volume 26 Issue 4 is Now Available!

LifeNetLogoThe fourth and final 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.

CIMA’s 8th Biennial Conference on CISM

CIMA_LogoCrisis Intervention and Management Australasia announces their

8th Biennial Conference

Crisis Response Across the Community: Learning from Experience

November 30 and December 1, 2016

This conference explores the changing world of the worker, in the context of what we have learnt from recent experiences both locally and globally. Work, personal and social life are not as discrete and separate as they used to be and the ripple effects from trauma have the potential to radiate widely and more quickly. Expert opinions from plenary speakers as well as the rich experience of delegates will enable state-of the-art knowledge, coming from research as well as practical experience to be shared. In this time-poor culture for professionals whose job it is to care for others, the conference also provides opportunities for information sharing and colleague-professional support.

For More information www.cima.org.au/2015-conference