Psychological First Aid in Montana: Helping others in times of stress
Length 4 hours. This basic level Disaster Services course consists of five seperate segments and a self-review questionnaire which is conducted after the training has been completed. The course provides a framwork for understanding the factores that affect stress responses in disaster relief workers and the clietns they serve. In addition, it provides practical suggestions about what you can say and do as you practice the principles of Psychological First Aid.
After completing this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress in clients, co-workers and themselves.
- Apply psychological first aid principles in providing immediate support to people who may be experiencing stress.
- Understand how to us the Psystart triage system and describe how to obtain additional mental health support for themselves, co-workers and clients.
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