Psychological First Aid

Psychological First Aid – an adaptation for communities

Just as we know what to do when someone is choking or bleeding, so too shouldn’t we know how to apply first aid for people’s spirits and emotional hurt?

This workshop will teach you how to use positive, pro-active healing techniques for those who have been exposed to traumatizing and emotional events in their homes, schools, jobs, and neighborhoods. This workshop provides practice in applying the core principles of Psychological First Aid when responding to persons who have been exposed to community and domestic violence. Through discussion, role-playing and team exercises, participants will apply the 7 Core Psychological First Aid Actions to realistic scenarios. The goal of this workshop is to reduce immediate and potentially long-term impacts of violence and other traumatic exposures.

Date:        Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Time:        4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location:  King Center, 4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60615

Cost: Free       Refreshments will be provided

For more information please call  1-773-324-8564 or 1-312-745-0381 or e-mail chicagomentalhealth@gmail.com.

This workshop is free and open to the public.

Sponsors: Citizens’ Advisory Board of the Greater Grand/Mid-South Mental Health Center and the Office of Violence Prevention, City of Chicago Department of Public Health (312.745.0381)

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