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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: When Terrible Things Happen (in Japanese)

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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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Online

Type: e-Learning Course

Includes a 6-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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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Field Operations Guide: 2nd Edition

Type: Special Resource

Gives guidance on responding to disaster or terrorism events using the Psychological First Aid intervention. This evidence-informed approach helps to assist children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of disaster and terrorism.

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