Learn how to support someone immediately following a disaster or critical event until professional help is available.
The Strengthening Connections session focuses on the support provided to someone immediately following a disaster or critical event until professional help is available, and/or until the person is less overwhelmed and more able to cope.
Psychological first aid seeks to:
Reduce the initial distress.
Foster short and long-term adaptive functioning (build resilience).
Minimise the risk of further harm.
Participants are supported to:
Recognise signs of emotional/psychological distress.
Respond to the person’s immediate needs with care and support.
Refer confidently to appropriate services.
This course is provided as a three-hour, face-to-face or virtual workshop.