Fri, Sep 27 | Kent County Health Department

Psychological First Aid Training

Do you struggle to find the right thing to say to a person involved in a traumatic event? Traumatic events i.e., active shooter incidents, tornadoes, floods, fires, accidents are occurring more often in the workplace and our personal lives.
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Psychological First Aid Training

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2019, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Kent County Health Department, 125 S Lynchburg St, Chestertown, MD 21620, USA

About the Event

 What is Psychological First Aid? 

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a basic level course that provides a framework for helping participants develop skills to recognize the impact of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others, with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection. The course introduces the principles of psychological first aid and guidelines for when to refer to a Mental Health worker. Participants engage in practice exercises and a review of the course content. 

Target Audience: Do you have a desire to help? PFA is for employees, volunteers, faith-based members, crisis response teams, social workers and/or anyone who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing disaster related-stress. 

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to prepare participants to provide basic care, comfort and support to people who are experiencing disaster-related stress.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: • Provide immediate support to people who may be experiencing stress by using psychological first aid principles. • Recognize the signs of stress in individuals, clients, co-workers, and themselves. • Obtain Disaster Mental Health support for individuals, clients, co-workers, and themselves, when needed. 

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