Psychological First Aid-Guide for Disaster Responders

March 24, 2018
711 Hill Street, Ashcroft BC
Psychological First Aid (PFA) involves humane, supportive and practical help to people impacted by serious crisis events and disasters. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.
Learn NEW PFA strategies designed by the
World Health Organization (WHO)
such as...
 Practical care and support
 Assessing needs and concerns;
 Helping people to address basic needs
 Listening to people
 Comforting
 Helping people connect to information, services and social supports;
 Protecting people from further harm
Who should attend?
ESS, Red Cross, Salvation Army, School Counselors, Mental Health, First Nations, DPS Volunteers, Emergency Managers, Municipal EOC staff, Search & Rescue, Support Agencies, Victim Services, Faith Based Organizations, Municipal front counter staff, and bylaw officers.
Facilitator: Pat Jeanotte, Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Volunteer, and MA F Psych, Program Manager Langley RCMP Client Support & Victim Services.
Co-sponsored by the DPS Program* *Part of the PHSA Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC) Program which provides psychological and social support during disaster response and recovery, for both responders and impacted people alike.
For more information contact Ashlee: