Psychological First Aid Course – Blended and In Class

Building Resiliency and Coping Strategies

Psychological First Aid is a unique Red Cross program aimed at helping people build resiliency and learn to cope with daily and long-term stress, loss, grief and trauma.  Thanks to funding from Bell Let’s Talk, the PFA program focuses on providing safety and care to people suffering from mental health issues using the Look, Listen, Live, Link model .

People who suffer from high stress levels, burnout and suicidal thoughts (and actions) are at an all-time high in areas such as workplaces, schools, indigenous communities and among professional responders. Supporting the emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing of communities is a top priority.

Training that helps learners build resiliency and develop coping strategies is an effective approach at improving outcomes for individuals and others in their care. By means of case-based learning and the application of the Look, Listen, Link and Live model, students focus on self-care, personal protection, and caring for others.

SOS First Aid delivers Psychological First Aid programming to adults and youth as young as 14.

What is a self-care plan? A self-care plan helps to identify day-to-day and cumulative stressors and the support systems one uses to cope in order to maintain balance and physical, mental, emotional health and well-being.

Who is PFA for? Any stressed or distressed person before, during or immediately after an event involving stress, grief, loss or trauma.

Why is a self-care plan important? It helps to build resiliency and prevent the effects of burnout and stress.

How will PFA help people care for others? A psychological first aider or helper learns to identify and prevent stress , learns techniques to be a supportive listener, a caring and present human being, and learns to help link those in need to specialized and non-specialized resources in the community.

For different learning options please contact us or call 905-844-9813 for more details.

Course Overview

Two course options are offered:

1 ) Blended Learning: includes a Self-Care (online module) AND a Caring for Others(online module) AND 1 full-day in-person class

Cost: $130.00 (includes both online modules and in-class session)

2) Stand-Alone Online Modules: Self-Care and/or Caring for Others

Cost: $16.50 per module

Online Module Length: 45-90 minutes per module

In Class Length: 8-hour in-person class.

The online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at any time and can resume where they left off. The duration will vary from participant to participant.

COURSE DETAILS

Course Information (two options)

Online: Psychological first aid online module assists learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief, with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to cope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can also be taken in combination with the Red Cross Caring for Others online course to supplement and strengthen an overall psychosocial wellness program.

Blended: The resiliency-building blended course includes the online Self-Care and online Caring for Others modules and one day practical, in-class learning session.

What You Will Learn

Self-Care: Understanding the personal effects of stress, loss and grief using the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model.

Caring for Others: Provides helpers with tools to understand and help people affected by stress, loss and grief using the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link model.

This Course is for
Anyone interested in understanding the effects of stress, loss and grief and how to cope or provide help to others.

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Register today for a psychological first aid course near you, or contact us at 905-844-9813 for more details!