Psychological First Aid for Populations

About the Course

This course aims to raise your capacity to provide Psychological First Aid (PFA) to populations affected by crises events.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

•Explain what PFA is.

•Identify distress reactions to crises events.

•Describe core elements in the PFA process.

•Implement PFA action principles.

•Apply appropriate self-care skills.

•Identify individuals with special needs in order to refer them for specialized care.

List of Contents

•Module 1. Understanding PFA

•Module 2. Providing PFA

•Module 3. People who might need special attention

•Module 4. Caring for yourself and your colleagues


Badge and certificate


Anyone in a position of responding to a critical event and/or stressful situations can benefit from taking this self-paced course.