Psychological First Aid Training
Free online resources and training
World Health Organization
Has a “self-study” publication available in multiple languages
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Psychological First Aid (PFA)and Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR)
- PFA is a six-hour course puts the participant in the role of provider in a post-disaster setting. The course is for individuals new to disaster response and want to learn the goals of PFA. Additional details about the course can be found on the website. (All disciplines from professional to volunteers). To learn more: https://learn.nctsn.org/course/index.php?categoryid=11
- SPR, Aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. This course utilizes skills-building components from mental health treatment that have been found helpful in a variety of post-trauma situations. https://www.nctsn.org/resources/skills-psychological-recovery-spr-online
- PFA mobile app lets responders review PFA guidelines and assess their readiness to deliver PFA in the field. The app provides additional support when the responder is in the field by providing tips on different survivor groups (infant/toddler, preschool, school-age, adolescent, adult) and keeping track of survivor concerns and referral needs. Resource links are included to facilitate referrals.
Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness Mental Health Preparedness
Psychological First Aid: Free Online 6 hour psychological first aid training.