Washington Listens: Emotional Support During COVID-19

A new service provided by the Washington Health Care Authority is designed to provide support with pandemic-related stress and emotional fallout caused by COVID-19. People can access the service, which is called Washington Listens, via telephone at 1-833-681-0211. The service accepts calls, messages, texts, or video calls. Crisis counselors provide callers with “non-clinical psycho-education based support. Callers … More Washington Listens: Emotional Support During COVID-19

PFA for Parents Video

The Bainbridge Prepares Psychological First Aid Team has just released a PFA video targeting parents during a crisis. The video reviews the basic concepts of Psychological First Aid, discusses effective and ineffective coping strategies, and goes over the signs of stress in children. Watch the video here:

Connections Cafe Links Parents During COVID

When the pandemic hit, Raising Resilience—a local organization whose mission is to use parenting education, connections, and resources to help families thrive—had to figure out how to continue to support families during social distancing. The result? Connections Cafe, “a free virtual Cafe to help our parenting community come together (while keeping their distance) to process and … More Connections Cafe Links Parents During COVID

Learn About Psychological First Aid

The Psychological First Aid Team has compiled a list of suggested steps for learning about PFA, an important tool for increasing community resilience and care for self and others during a disaster. Step 1 Participate in one of several free scheduled Introduction to Psychological First Aid Zoom meetings. The next introduction to PFA training is April 20th … More Learn About Psychological First Aid