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Psychological First Aid, Johns Hopkins University

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About this Course

Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition. Utilizing the RAPID model (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition), this specialized course provides perspectives on injuries and trauma that are beyond those physical in nature. The RAPID model is readily applicable to public health settings, the workplace, the military, faith-based organizations, mass disaster venues, and even the demands of more commonplace critical events, e.g., dealing with the psychological aftermath of accidents, robberies, suicide, homicide, or community violence. In addition, the RAPID model has been found effective in promoting personal and community resilience. Participants will increase their abilities to: - Discuss key concepts related to PFA - Listen reflectively - Differentiate benign, non-incapacitating psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions from more severe, potentially incapacitating, crisis reactions - Prioritize (triage) psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions - Mitigate acute distress and dysfunction, as appropriate - Recognize when to facilitate access to further mental health support - Practice self-care Developed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Open Education Lab....

Top reviews

By PG

Feb 10, 2017

A very helpful course and full of practical information for persons interfered with disaster relief and crisis intervention as this course has a well- planned syllabus and really informative vignettes

By KM

Jul 20, 2018

The instructor was easy to follow, and very understanding! I have learned a lot with this course! Thank you for offering it, and I hope to see more courses on Psychology from John Hopkins University!

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By Llelani Coetzer

Feb 21, 2019

Simply explained and good layout, but sometimes the quizzes unnecessarily use high-level words difficult to understand for non-native speakers or those without a medical background.

By Paula Andrea Acosta

Feb 21, 2019

It is an amazing course

By Sarah Nahas

Feb 19, 2019

this course was really helpful, I've learned a lot of new techniques, and a lot of added information, enjoyed every lecture and always found great information to use i my career. thank you

By cesar nieves

Feb 18, 2019

its good but its kind of based on examples of big disasters, it would be nice to have something based on small disaster like car crashes a house fire or a minor accident to help people on health care industry address people in this acute and small accidents

By Rafael José de Oliveira

Feb 13, 2019

O curso é excelente, possibilita um aprendizado enriquecedor sobre o atendimento psicológico em uma emergência. Recomendo a todos.

By Olive Joy Nottingham

Feb 13, 2019

I am a home help aide, I love helping people. I was looking for a course in Life Coaching, and found this course. I know it will go well with my job in, helping the families of the victims i care for. I was surprise that PFA was a course. It's a great course and we all need to learn how to help one another in times of lost. I know now I am ready to help other I feel confident, because of what i learn in this course. Thanks you all very much.

By Eleni Karantzi

Feb 08, 2019

Very interesting course.

By Mufareh Jubran Muhammad Almalki

Feb 07, 2019

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By Andrés Felipe Guzmán Torres

Feb 05, 2019

Best invested time in my life. Thanks and greetings from Bogotá, Colombia (SouthAmerica)

By Akopian Narineh

Jan 31, 2019

Great course. Thank You for knowledjes that i got during these lessons, it was really interesting and helpful. Thanks again!)