Psychological First Aid Course

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Psychological First Aid is the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the immediate aftermath of an emergency event. Our specialized training includes exclusive content and real-life case scenarios on managing situations of emotional distress including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, along with 8 Advance PFA Core Actions. This course will equip First Responders with skills set to address both the psychological and social needs of people in society.

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Psychological First Aid – What is Psychological Frist? When is Psychological First Aid applied? What is identified as a crisis situation? How can Psychological First Aid skills be applied in case of crisis, stress, loss, grief and suicide situation.
  • Recognition and Management of human behavior – Identifying different causes of stress, strategies to cope with stress and assist victims of stress, what is loss and grief
  • Managing suicidal individual – Warning signs of a possible suicidal individual, suicidal risk assessment, steps in assisting suicidal individuals.
  • Elements of Psychological First Aid – Fundamentals of observe, listen, understand and support, Do’s and Don’ts of Psychological First Aid.
  • Advance condition in which Psychological First Aid can be applied – How Psychological First Aid can be applied in case of Emotion Distress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? – In depth understanding about Emotional Distress, in depth understanding about PTSD
  • Advance Core values if Psychological First Aid – 8 Advance Psychological First Aid Core Values and their linkages with the respective collaborative services.
  • Psycho-social aspects of Psychological First Aid – Rendering Social Support, Protection of Human Rights and Self-Care when engaging in Psychological First Aid.

Who Should Attend?
First aiders, first responders, front line customer service staff members, workplace staff members, school administrator, teachers, charitable organization volunteers, staff members in community health centers, healthcare providers.

Course Duration
Asynchronous E learning – 7 hours
Synchronous E learning – 2 hours