Through easy-to-understand scenarios,
this free online course details what psychological first aid (PFA) is
and is not, how to provide it responsibly, who can provide it, when and
where it should be provided, and when someone should be referred for
more specialized care. As it walks the learner through the four main
principles of PFA—Prepare, Look, Listen and Link—it also spells out the
importance of self-care for first responders and others who are helping
people in stressful situations.
This free online training is available in English, with French,
Spanish, and Arabic versions coming soon.
This online course, created with the
support of FedEx, was developed by International Medical Corps. It is
based on the guide for field workers created by the World Health
Organization, the War Trauma Foundation, and World Vision
International, and covers how to provide psychological first aid to
people affected by conflict, disaster, or disease.