DescriptionPsychological First Aid (PFA) is a practical, flexible, and recommended approach to helping people in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event, such as a disaster, workplace accident, or assault. It can be delivered by both lay and professional helpers.
PFA helps to reduce the initial distress and assists people to cope better in the days and weeks following trauma. Helpers trained in PFA ensure safety, provide emotional comfort and support, and offer practical advice and assistance to address people’s immediate needs.
In this workshop, you will learn core skills of PFA, including simple psychological strategies, and gain the confidence to provide assistance and support to individuals affected by trauma.
A comprehensive training manual with tools and handouts is provided.
This event will cover:
- How people respond to trauma
- Providing PFA safely and effectively
- Listening and communication skills
- Skills to help calm and support others
- Looking after yourself
Therapeutic theory & practice
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing
Lifespans: Adolescent, Youth, Adult, Older Persons