Psychological First Aid Skills Course was originally created by Elizabeth McMahon, PhD, and Susan Schmitz, MAIDP for Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) and funded by SF Department of Public Health. This Bay Area Training and Exercise Program Sponsored course offers helpful tools to take care of yourself while helping others in disaster or emergency.
This 4-module series can be taken anytime at your own pace. Each module can stand alone, but they also build on each other.
- Module 1: Coping with Stress – focused on self-care and caring for others, dealing with stress
- Module 2: Making Fast Connections – focused on skills to make a quick effective connection with people who are in distress/dealing with disasters
- Module 3: Handling Difficult Reactions – focused on dealing with predictable, challenging, and difficult reactions from people who are stressed
- Module 4: Avoid Personal Burnout – focused on techniques to avoid burn out and improve your quality of life