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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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PFA: Alcohol and Drug Use After Disasters

Type: Fact Sheet

Is a handout from Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (PFA). This handout offers information on alcohol, medication, and drug use after a disaster, as well as tips for those who have had an alcohol or drug problem in the past.

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PFA: Basic Relaxation Techniques

Type: Fact Sheet

Is a handout from Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (PFA). This handout offers brief tips for relaxation for yourself, your children, and ways to make a game out of it.

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PFA: Connecting with Others Seeking Social Support

Type: Fact Sheet

Is a handout from Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (PFA). This handout offers information to survivors on seeking social support, social support options, what survivors can do, what survivors should not do, and ways to get connected.

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PFA: Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents

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 adolescent.

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PFA: Parent Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers after Disasters

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 infants or toddlers.

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PFA: Parent Tips for Helping School-Age Children after Disasters

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 school-age child.

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PFA: Tips for Adults

Type: Fact Sheet

Is a handout from Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (PFA). This handout provides people with common reactions after a disaster, ways to respond to those reactions, and examples of things you can say to another adult.

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PFA: When Terrible Things Happen

Type: Fact Sheet

Is a handout from Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (PFA). This handout offers information on immediate reactions that may occur, common negative reactions that may continue, reactions to the death of a loved one, ways to cope, and strategies that don't work.

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