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.
Mass Violence Resources
The following resources on Mass Violence were developed by the NCTSN.
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.
Features a first-person narrative illustrating how a family can move through the pain of loss and go on to heal. The family shares their personal experiences of the traumatic grief experienced by one daughter after her sister's sudden death.
Provides information on how to talk to children about hate crimes.
Offers parents, caregivers, and professionals guidance for restoring a sense of safety after a mass shooting.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
Helps parents and caregivers understand children's reactions to injuries, and advises them on how they can help children respond in healthy ways.
Offers best practice recommendations and clinical guidelines for working with children and families who have experienced serious illness or injury.
Offers tips to parents on how to help young children, toddlers, and preschoolers heal after a traumatic event.