PFA/PTSM Trainings

Our Psychological First Aid and Post Traumatic Stress Management trainings are designed for: school counselors, school administrators, educators,  psychologists, social workers, mental health clinicians, substance abuse counselors, nurses, pediatricians, juvenile justice and law enforcement personnel, clergy, and marriage and  family therapists.

PTSM is a cognitive-based (verbal) group intervention for youth and adults 10 years old and older. It has been developed and tested extensively in the field over the last 30 years by Dr. Robert Macy in the US and abroad within post trauma and violence exposure settings in schools and local communities. Our PTSM training series includes the most current components of psychological first aid, psychosocial stabilization, and resiliency enhancement. Attendees are taught the skills used to identify, stabilize and augment the psychosocial needs of youth who have been exposed to life threatening events including traumatic loss. The PTSM design and development service continuum includes gender specific, developmentally specific, culturally and linguistically specific post-disaster psychological intervention, stabilization, and resiliency augmentation protocols.

PFA is designed for delivery by mental health specialists who provide acute assistance to affected children and families as part of an organized disaster response effort. These specialists may be imbedded in a variety of response units, including first responder teams, incident command systems, primary and emergency health care providers, school crisis response teams, faith-based organizations, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Medical Reserve Corps, the Citizens Corps, and disaster relief organizations.

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