Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD are pleased to make the Psychological First Aid for Schools Field Operations Guide and accompanying handouts available. Psychological First Aid for Schools is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of a school crisis, disaster, or terrorism event.
The PFA-S Field Manual is divided into the following sections:
Introduction and Overview
Preparing to Deliver Psychological First Aid
The Core Actions
- Contact and Engagement
- Safety and Comfort
- Information Gathering: Current Needs and Concerns
- Practical Assistance
- Connection with Social Supports
- Information on Coping
- Linkage with Collaborative Services
Psychological First Aid for Schools—Field Operations Manual- 2nd Edition
To order PFA-S Field Manual, click here.