I am a member of I-CART (Indiana Crisis Assistance Response Team).
There will be a Basic Training for Crisis responders coming up this
fall and I wanted to let everyone know of this opportunity.
Basic Training September 20, 21 and 22, 2007
I-CART is offering NOVA's Basic Crisis Response Training (CRT)
September 20, 21 and 22, 2007 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
Applications will be available on the website and in a mailing in
the near future. Please encourage those you work with to get their
application in early. If you know of individuals or organizations
interested in more information please send contact information to
I know some on our group have express interest so I wanted to give
you this info to check out.
Here is a little about what I-CART is from their website www.i-
Unexpected traumatic events can overwhelm a person and a community
physically, emotionally and spiritually. I-CART is a mental health
crisis response team that assists victims and survivors at the scene
of a traumatic event or at a designated site immediately following
the event. I-CART follows the National Organization for Victim
Assistance (NOVA) crisis response model and protocol.
All I-CART response team members have successfully completed the
NOVA 40-hour basic training in community crisis response. All
response team members are volunteers and include mental health
professionals, nurses and individuals associated with law
enforcement, fire departments, victim assistance, the faith-based
community, emergency management and hospitals.
I-CART is included in the comprehensive emergency management plan
for Marion County. The services and expertise provided by I-CART
are designed to be a supplemental resource to:
· Law enforcement agencies
· Fire departments
· Victim assistance
· American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
· Emergency Management
· Other responses established in Indiana
Rev. Rodney L. Craggs