TRAINING MODULES

What is Psychological First Aid?

What is Psychological First Aid?

    • Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the methodology of delivering psychosocial care in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event, emergencies. Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a straightforward way of delivering psychosocial care in the immediate period afterwards.
    • PFA is a technique designed to reduce the occurrence of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and was developed by the National Centre for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (NC-PTSD), a section of the US Department of Veterans   in 2006. It has been spread by the Red Cross.
    • PFA training is gaining the knowledge and understanding to relate to people in a caring and compassionate, non-judgemental way, that respects their individual rights, beliefs and abilities. It helps give hope, encourages positive coping mechanisms which includes giving practical help to enable people can feel safe, connected and able to help themselves and their communities in which they live during a crisis.