PFA online is now available on the NCTSN Learning Center! PFA online includes a 6-hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. This professionally-narrated course is for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of Psychological First Aid, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review. It features innovative activities, video demonstrations, and mentor tips from the nation’s trauma experts and survivors. PFA online also offers a Learning Community where participants can share experiences using PFA in the field, receive guidance during times of disaster, and obtain additional resources and training. This project was funded by SAMHSA, NCPTSD, NACCHO, and OSG/OCVMRC. Free CE credits are available.
To Sign Up:
Ø Sign up through the Registration Tab
Ø Check your email and confirm your training account (click on link)
Ø Return to TRAIN and launch the course
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At the end of this course you will be able to:
•1. Identify the five early-intervention principles to keep in mind as you provide disaster care
•2. Define what is PFA and list its basic objectives
•3. Describe the eight strategies (Core Actions) of PFA
•4. Identify general guidelines for providing PFA
•5. Adapt PFA in diverse settings and with different populations
•6. Identify ways to monitor and regulate your own stress and maintain your operational effectiveness when providing PFA
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Institute for Medical Quality and the California Medical Association’s CME Accreditation Standards (IMQ/CMA) through the Joint Sponsorship of CME Consultants and Semel Institute at UCLA. CME Consultants is accredited by IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME Consultants takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. CME Consultants designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. Social Workers and MFCCs/MFTs: The Semel Institute at UCLA is an accredited provider for continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider number PCE 378). This course meets the qualifications for up to 6.0 hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Board of Registered Nurse Contact Hours: The Semel Institute at UCLA is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 381). Registered nurses attending this course may report up to 6.0 hours.
Through the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, this program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Provider #: 886476741) for 6 continuing education contact hours. The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor education for psychologists. The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress maintains responsibility for this program and its content.