iCarol heads to the CUSA/NASCOD conference
From October 23rd to 25th, iCarol’s business development team will be in Nashville for the CUSA/NASCOD conference. We’re really excited to see so many friends and clients who gather at this annual conference which is so popular among crisis and suicide prevention centers.
During the conference we’ll also be participating in a presentation. iCarol has partnered with CONTACT of Mercer County, NJ to develop an aggregate texting system. They’ll be presenting information about this program, called TxtToday, on October 24th, and we’ll be joining them to help inform participants about the project and iCarol’s role. They are currently testing this with two other centers, and are hoping to include additional centers as part of a national network. If you’re interested in learning more please do attend the session. We’ll have more information about the presentation in the coming weeks including the time and location, so please check back on the blog as the conference gets a bit closer.
CONTACT USA provides one of the most well known and respected crisis center accreditations in the industry. When you are accredited by CONTACT USA it shows your funders that they are contributing to a worthwhile and effective program, and also connects you to a national and international community of those who provide emotional support and crisis intervention all over the world. Further, your community will be assured that your organization provides the highest quality of service. To find out more about this accreditation, you can visit their website.
NASCOD membership is a great resource for Executive Directors or Program Managers of crisis centers. The group provides regular peer support calls on a number of different helpful topics, and group members are regularly networking, discussing challenges, sharing ideas, and generally supporting one another. Many NASCOD members are also iCarol clients and we really enjoy our relationship with the group and its members, iCarol clients and non-clients alike.
If you’re going to be in Nashville we’d love to take some time to chat with you while you’re in town. Contact or prior to the conference to arrange some time to talk with them about your helpline and to learn more about iCarol. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in October!
Dana joined the iCarol team in 2013 after 12 years of direct service and administrative duties at a suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and empathetic listening helpline that also served as a 2-1-1 information and referral service. As the Communications and Social Media Manager at iCarol, you’ll find her presenting Webinars, Tweeting, Blogging, Facebooking, and producing other materials that aid helplines in their work.
In her spare time, Dana enjoys birdwatching, gardening, animal caregiving, and spending time with her family.