Psychological First Aid - Wednesday, June 15, 1 - 3:00 p.m.

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Psychological First Aid - Wednesday, June 15, 1 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn to assist others in healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, or public health emergency.

By M Health Fairview Community Health

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Psychological First Aid

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Time: 1- 3 p.m. (Central Time)

This course is free and open to those living in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

What is Psychological First Aid (PFA)?

PFA is an evidence-informed training for all community members and professionals. Trainees will learn how to support healthy recovery in individuals following a traumatic event, public health emergency, natural disaster, or personal crisis. The curriculum integrates public health, community health and individual psychology by drawing upon skills the trainees probably already have.

The goal of PFA is to teach trainees how to reduce distress and negative health behaviors by providing practical help and promote resilience.

Participants will learn:

· The impact traumatic experiences can have on individuals and how compassion fatigue may impact front line staff and first responders

· The five pillars of the PFA framework and how to apply them to support someone who has experienced a traumatic event

· How to recognize when an individual should be referred to a mental health professional

Who should attend?

Anyone can attend! This training is for community members or professionals, including: community volunteers, front line staff, nonprofit workers, direct service staff, community health workers or other professionals.

For questions, please email:

M Health Fairview, Community Health

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