Coping with Crisis During COVID-19 Pt 3: Applying Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, families, first responders and healthcare providers in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, including a pandemic. Individuals affected by a disaster or traumatic incident, whether survivors, witnesses, or responders to such events, may struggle with or face new challenges following the event. PFA was developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD, with contributions from individuals involved in disaster research and response.
This webinar provides participants with an overview of PFA as well as tools and resources for applying these approaches to the people you serve, whether direct recipients of care or the many helpers providing services during the current crisis and its aftermath. We also suggest disaster interventions to consider in the recovery phase after a disaster, such as Skills for Psychological Recovery.
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19 (translated in Spanish and Mandarin)
- Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents amidst COVID-19 outbreak
- Supporting Children During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Parents
- Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Youth High School and College Age
- Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for School Staff
- Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Community Organizations and Leaders - UPDATED!
- Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to COVID-19 - NEW!
- Fighting the Big Fight: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown Working Together - children's book NEW! (translated in Spanish and Simplified Chinese)
- Psychological First Aid (PFA). Download PFA Mobile on your IOS or Android mobile devices. The PFA online training course is available on our NCTSN Learning Center. A 3-hour webinar of PFA in Spanish is also available on our Learning Center!
- Skills for Psychological Recovery SPR online training course is available on the NCTSN Learning Center.
- Trauma-Informed Telehealth Considerations for Youth with Suicidal and Self-Harm Ideation and Behaviors