Psychological First Aid teaches skills to deal with the public to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping. This Psychological First Aid (PFA) model was developed by professionals based at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD.
Identify the intervention strategies of Psychological First Aid (PFA)
Gain skills to implement the intervention strategies
Adapt Psychological First Aid in diverse settings and with different populations
Appreciate the importance of providing PFA in the aftermath of disaster
Emergency Management professionals, disaster volunteers (MRC, VOAD, CERT), Medical professionals, First Responders, Mental Health professionals
NO Recommended Pre-requisites For This Exercise