Psychological First Aid Training
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-based approach for helping students, families, school personnel, and school partners through response and recovery of any incident. PFA-S is designed to reduce initial distress caused by emergencies, and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping skills.
School Safety is developing plans to make available PFA-S across the state of Nebraska. Contact Jolene Palmer if you would like to schedule a training at your ESU.
Here are some resources developed by the National Traumatic Stress Network on trauma and traumatic grief:
- Helping Youth After a Community Trauma: Tips for Educators
- Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- The Power of Parenting: How to Help Your Child After a Parent or Caregiver Dies
- After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
The following organizations often have high quality resources as well:
Another excellent resource may be found here:
Download this self-care resources for additional resources
Save the date:
PFA-S training will be held at ESU 3 on June 22 and 23, 2021