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SAMHSA Emergency Response Grant (SERG)

Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Train the Trainer

The Psychological First Aid Train-the-Trainer program is an opportunity for individuals to become an instructor of Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism to reduce initial distress and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning. It was used by non-mental health experts, such as responders and volunteers during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Please see below for expectations of participants.

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals who have a mental health or other behavioral health/spiritual care/first responder professional background
  • Individuals with previous disaster response experience (at least 50 hours)
  • Individuals with previous experience as a trainer/instructor
  • Individuals with previous training in PFA who have delivered PFA in the field

Expectations of Participants

  • Fill out an application
  • If accepted - complete various “pre-work” activities prior to attending the training
  • Conduct at least 2 trainings on PFA within 6 months of completing the T4T training
  • Participate in follow-up calls with a mentor trainer

Once your application has been submitted, it will be evaluated, and you will be notified if you've been accepted to participate in the training. Acceptance is not guaranteed so please do not make travel arrangements until you have been notified that you've been accepted.

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