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NCTSN Resources

The following resources on Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) were developed by the NCTSN.

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Online

Type: e-Learning Course

Includes a 5-hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. This course is for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review.

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PFA: Parent Tips for Helping Children after Disasters (in Arabic)

Type: Fact Sheet

Is a handout from Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (PFA). This handout provides parents with common reactions after a disaster, ways to respond to those reactions, and examples of things you can say to your preschool-age child. Translated March 2020.

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Psychological First Aid for Unaccompanied Children (in Italian)

Type: Special Resource

Is a evidence-informed modular approach to assist unaccompanied children immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting unaccompanied children through early transitions.