Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps.
1. Please switch auto forms mode to off.
2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc).
3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow.
You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.
Resources for Providers: Responding to Sudden Trauma
Following disasters or terrorism, such as the Fort Hood shooting or PA school attack, initial intervention involves reducing primary distress and offering practical assistance. The resources below will help first responders and mental health providers learn skills in psychological first aid and appropriate response to such events.
The Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide PFA is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster to reduce initial distress and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning. The guide, created jointly with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, is available in multiple languages. Features:
Psychological First Aid Online training for providers
Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S)* For school staff, this manual is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, teens, adults, and families in the aftermath of a school crisis, disaster, or terrorism event. The guide includes handouts and worksheets for adults and children.
Early interventions need to focus on safety, reducing initial distress, gathering information, and offering practical assistance. Find out more about early intervention in this section of our website. Highlights: