What is Psychological First Aid (PFA)? It is a response that can be administered by nearly everyone in times of trauma or disaster.
The past two years have been stressful for everyone, and for many, very traumatic as well. PFA is not mental health counseling, but it may help to identify people in need of mental health counseling. PFA need not be administered by mental health professionals. PFA can be used by those aware of the tools to reduce stress-related symptoms for themselves and others, and it fosters positive coping strategies.
Join us for this ninety-minute discussion and presentation by Joyce Hyatt at the CCDC’s Civic Education Center at 110 N. Main St. in Elmira on Thursday, April 7, at 6:00 PM. You will come away having learned basic PFA assessment and intervention skills. Free and open to the public.