Grow through What You Go Through – Psychological First Aid

Course Code: 2334
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a type of supportive intervention that can help people cope with stress after a potentially traumatic event. PFA can be used to create a sense of psychological safety within a team, and to provide team members with tools to support each other during life's challenges. By increasing team cohesiveness and individual resilience.

 Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the resistance, resilience, recovery continuum as it relates a person’s experience of a powerful event
  • Understand and discuss the importance of providing peer psychological support during a powerful life event
  • Recognize common psychological, physiological, and behavioral reactions to powerful events
  • Explain the mechanisms of action of PFA
  • Practice the SAFER-Revised model of individual PFA
  • Understand and discuss the importance of self-care techniques for providing PFA

  • Competencies Covered: Human connection in a non-intrusive, compassionate manner, Stabilizing and orienting emotionally overwhelmed individuals, Connecting individuals to social support networks, Adaptive coping, Coping efforts and strengths, and Empowering people

    Intended Audience: Public Sector Employees