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Psychological First Aid Education

Psychological First Aid (PFA) serves as one of the basic tools used by Crisis Counselors responding to an emergency or disaster. PFA does not require previous training or education as a behavioral health practitioner. Everyone can use it.

PFA will never eliminate the need for more intensive mental health intervention for some people. But it may ease the emotional suffering of many who find themselves affected by disasters and other tragic emergencies.

(Developed for OMH and DOH by staff at the University of Rochester Medical Center)

Adults Working with Children and Teens PDF
Employers and Supervisors PDF
General Population PDF
Healthcare Professionals PDF
Spiritual Leaders and Practitioners PDF

Psychological First Aid On-Line Training

The Department of Health offers Psychological First Aid Training online through the Learning Management System (LMS). We encourage you to register as an LMS user and take the course. Follow the instructions in "Getting Started" to access the course.