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

PFA Team Recommends This Wallet Card

The Bainbridge Prepares Psychological First Aid Team wants you to know about a wallet-sized double-sided card created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The card summarizes the Psychological First Aid (PFA) eight core actions. The PFA Team hopes that this card will come in handy during crisis and high-stress situations. They recommend that you print … More PFA Team Recommends This Wallet Card

Psychological First Aid Helps Medical Responders Too

On October 24, ten Bainbridge Island Emergency Medical Responders attended a two-hour Psychological First Aid (PFA) class at City Hall. The class was taught by Britt Gonsoulin, M.D., M.P.H., one of the leads for the emergency hubs’ PFA team.  As the BIEMRs in attendance learned, PFA is a skill that comes in handy for everyone … More Psychological First Aid Helps Medical Responders Too