PFA-CE

Psychological first aid

Training materials PFA
BASIC TRAININGS
1. World Health Organization, War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International. (2013). Psychological first aid: Facilitator’s manual for orienting field workers. WHO: Geneva. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/102380/1/9789241548618_eng.pdf Manual, 82 p. The “Psychological first aid: Facilitator’s manual for orienting field workers” is designed to orient helpers to offer PFA. It is structured in an overview of the manual, step-by-step orientation and supporting materials.
ADVANCED TRAININGS
2. Save the Children. Psychological First Aid training manual for Child practitioners, One day training programme https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/library/pfa-one-day-programme-manual and powerpoints Manual 44 p., powerpoints 24 The “Psychological First Aid training manual for Child practitioners” by Save the Children 2017 offers instructions for a one-day program. It helps child practitioners reduce the initial distress of children after an emergency. The program contains six sessions and five handouts.
Guidelines PFA
(additional materials for trainers and participants)
BASIC MATERIALS
1. World Health Organization, War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International. (2011). Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers. WHO: Geneva. http://www.searo.who.int/srilanka/documents/psychological_first_aid_guide_for_field_workers.pdf guide, 56 p. The WHO “Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers” offers a framework for supporting people in the immediate aftermath of extremely stressful events. One part of the guideline additionally provides information about how to approach a new situation safely for yourself and others.
2. Australian Red Cross & Australian Psychological Society, Psychological First Aid: An Australian guide to supporting people in affected by disaster, 2ndEdition. November, 2013. http://www.redcross.org.au/files/Psychological_First_Aid_An_Australian_Guide.pdf In 2013 the Australian Red Cross & Psychological Society published a guide with the following title: “Psychological First Aid: An Australian guide to supporting people in affected by disaster”. The guideline is for people working in disaster preparedness, response and recovery and gives an overview of best practice in psychological first aid following disasters and traumatic events (ARC & APS, 2013). The first chapter offers information about what psychological first aid is in general, who receives and delivers it and also differentiates the term from other forms of post-disaster support. The other chapters give advice about how to use psychological aid in the field, adapting aid for culture or people with special needs and self-care for helpers. Hobfoll principles are explained and adapted.
ADVANCED MATERIALS
3. National Child Traumatic Stress Network and National Center for PTSD, Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide, 2ndEdition. July, 2006. Available on: http://www.nctsn.org and http://www.ptsd.va.gov guide, 88 p. The “Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide” of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and National Center for PTSD from 2006 gives advice about delivering psychological first aid in the field. It provides information about preparing to deliver psychological first aid and identifies core actions from 8 related topics. It also offers a list with appendices for further knowledge.