Different types of events can affect and impact individuals differently. The affects of these event can have immediate and long term consequences on an individual’s life and/or on a communities as a whole. Some individuals/groups are more susceptible because they are more vulnerable and marginalized, and may need more support during a crisis.
Psychological first aid is an effective tool in helping individual and other deal with the stresses from trauma. The course equips learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model – a resiliency-building approach to emotional, psychological, and social well-being that teaches learners how to support themselves and others to cope with the effects of various types of stress. The course uses primarily case-based learning and includes the latest evidence from the international community.
Note for Course Participants
While mental health first aid programs teach how to help someone experiencing a mental health emergency, Red Cross Psychological First Aid is a resiliency-based program for everyone that offers prevention and coping strategies for dealing with different types of stress resulting from various types of trauma.