ABSTRACT

Psychological First Aid for First Responders: Tips for Emergency and Disaster Response Workers   [open pdf - 390KB]

"When you work with people during and after a disaster, you are working with people who may be having reactions of confusion, fear, hopelessness, sleeplessness, anxiety, grief, shock, guilt, shame, and loss of confidence in themselves and others. Your early contacts with them can help alleviate their painful emotions and promote hope and healing. Your goal in providing this psychological first aid is to promote an environment of safety, calm, connectedness, self-efficacy, empowerment, and hope."

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NMH05-0210
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Public Domain
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: http://www.samhsa.gov
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pdf
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