Verbal De-escalation

Please join Sgt. Ziemba with the Bainbridge Island Police Department and the Bainbridge Prepares Psychological First Aid team for a session on verbal de-escalation. This class will introduce key methods and suggestions on how to approach a volatile situation. Learn how your response may impact others behavior, and techniques that can be applied to avoid … More Verbal De-escalation

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