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What types of traumatic events and emergencies does our Psychological First Aid (PFA) course address?

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What type of topics are learned in our PFA course?

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What types of professionals benefit from participating in our course?

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Why train in Psychological First Aid?

This PFA course focuses on common traumatic incidents that communities & first responders regularly encounter.  
 
This includes but is not limited to:

 

  • Motor Vehicle/Industrial Accidents

  • Fires / Explosions

  • Homicide / Mass Shooting / Criminal Violence

  • Suicide

  • Terror Attack  

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 

  • Cardiac Arrest

  • Drowning

  • Missing Persons

Mass Casualty Incidents & War are also discussed in the course.

Participants in the course receive a thorough introduction to psychological trauma with a focus on its acute phase, and how acute traumatic stress affects families, communities, & first responders during and immediately after highly traumatic events.
 
After receiving a thorough foundation in theoretical aspects of acute trauma the course then shifts to place major emphasis on giving participants a toolkit with numerous practical interventions for a diverse range of psychological responses & types of traumatic emergencies.

  • Mental Health Professionals

  • Educators 

  • Physician / PA  / Nurses / Medical Personnel

  • EMT / Paramedic / Dispatchers

  • Law Enforcement 

  • Firefighter Professionals

  • Search & Rescue / CERT 

  • Military Personnel

  • Emergency Management Professionals

  • Chaplains / Clergy / Community Leadership 

Mental health professionals, educators, clergy, EMS, Law Enforcement, Fire, Hospital Staff, and other front-line professionals are the very first to interact with bystanders & victims or their loves ones during highly traumatic incidents, placing them in a unique position.
With the right knowledge and skills, these professional helpers can make a lifelong impact on those they serve & interact with during life's darkest moments of trauma & loss.