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:

More resources may be found at and at the NCTSN learning center:  

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

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PFA-S training will be held at ESU 3 on June 22 and 23, 2021


Updated June 30, 2020 1:09pm