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Psychological First Aid

08-Psychological First Aid - Alicia Álvarez

As it is known, Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach for assisting all the population in the aftermath of a critical event. PFA ameliorates symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and prevents Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The main goal of this course is to train the students in the application of PFA on both massive and daily emergencies. This enables them to become a community health worker prepared to cope with highly stressful situations everywhere. After the training, students will be able to understand why a crisis has an impact on persons, families and communities. He or she will also be able to boost both the coping skills and the resilience.

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