NOVA Community Crisis Response Team Training
Please watch out website for the announcement of any future Training programs. You are always welcome to attend Team Meetings on the 4th Monday of the month at Gallahue Administrative Offices at the Community North Campus. The meetings begin at 5pm and the address is 7229 Clearvista Drive, Indianapolis.
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Who We Are
Unexpected traumatic events can overwhelm a person and a community physically, emotionally and spiritually. I-CART is a crisis response team that assists victims and survivors of crime, trauma, and disasters at the scene of a traumatic event or at a designated site following the event. By providing a safe place for those affected to debrief about their situation, I-CART team members allow individuals to share their crisis reactions with others involved. By debriefing those affected, we hope our crisis intervention support session will minimize further crisis reactions and help provide education and support on the topic. 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 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
- Mental Health Therapists
I-CART Board of Directors and Officers
|Tom Kendall||Vice President|
|Michie Sebree||Call-Out Coordinator|
|Kimberly Comer||Leadership Team|
|Lew Weiss||Leadership Team|
|Zonda Stead||Leadership Team|
|Lisa Brown||Leadership Team|
|Maria Cottone||Leadership Team|
|Mary Honaker||Leadership Team|
|Maureen Ward||Leadership Team|
|LouAnn Lemair Pyle||Leadership Team|
|Linda Linn||Leadership Team|
|Kim Walton||Leadership Team|
|Gerry Griffith||Leadership Team|
I-CART is currently looking for trained members to serve on our Leadership Team! If you are interested in providing direction and guidance to this non-profit organization consider joining us for a future board meeting. Any inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.