|Psychological First Aid:
Helping Others in Times of Stress
December 3, 2020
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
Description: This instructor-led webinar provides a framework for understanding the factors that affect stress responses. The course introduces the principles of psychological first aid and guidelines for when to refer to a Mental Health professional. Learn how to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of disaster.
Purpose: The purpose of this training is to further understand how and when to provide Psychological First Aid in the immediate aftermath of a disaster event. This training will provide instruction on how to provide basic care, comfort and support to individuals, colleagues, students and community members who are experiencing disaster-related stress.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the signs of stress in clients, co-workers, students and themselves. [Identify the five early intervention principles].
- Provide immediate support to people who may be experiencing stress by using psychological first aid principles.
- Describe the 8 strategies (Core Actions) of psychological first aid.
- Adapt psychological first aid in diverse settings with different populations (clients, students, colleagues, community members).
- Obtain Disaster Mental Health support for clients, students, co-workers, community members and themselves, when needed.
Presented by: Danel Lipparelli, American Red Cross
|Workshops are approved by the following professional associations for continuing education hours:
|PFA Mobile Application
Lets responders review PFA guidelines and assess their readiness to deliver PFA in the field. The app provides additional support when the responder is in the field by providing tips on different survivor groups (infant/toddler, preschool, school-age, adolescent, adult) and keeping track of survivor concerns and referral needs. Resource links are included to facilitate referrals. PFA Mobile™ supplements other resources that trained individuals utilize before, during, and after a disaster response. LEARN MORE