PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID TRAINING
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What is Psychological First Aid?
This classroom-based certification course is for those who require knowledge and techniques to recognize and assist people in mental health crisis after experiencing loss, grief, trauma, and stress, with an emphasis on self-care and personal protection.
Learners will apply the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model - a resiliency-building approach to emotional, psychological, and social well-being that teaches learners how to support themselves and others to cope with the effects of various types of stress and other mental health problems, and linking them to resources and supports within themselves or in their community. The course uses primarily case-based learning and includes the latest evidence from the international community.
Lifeshield offers a blended Psychological First Aid model, consisting of 45-90 minutes of online learning followed by a 2-day in-class program. The classroom session is offered in the Halifax - Dartmouth area at our Burnside location. Please click the link below for details.
Psychological First Aid
Duration: 45-90 minutes online learning followed by 2-days in-class
Cost: $150.00+ HST
Instructor: Canadian Red Cross Psychological First Aid Instructor
Certification: 3-year certification in Psychological First Aid
**Please note that this is a 2 day program. The highlighted dates below represent the first day of training, the second being immediately thereafter. Ex: if the 5th is highlighted, course dates are 05-06 inclusive.**
Psychological First Aid Instructor Transfer
Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development Program with one or more of the following:
- Current certification as a Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor/Trainer;
- Current certification as a Canadian Red Cross FR or EMR Instructor/Trainer;
- Current certification as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Trainer;
- Respect Education Facilitator/Trainer or
- An educator (elementary or secondary level).
Psychological First Aid Instructor Transfer Candidates will follow the traditional Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development Program, however they will NOT be required to complete Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction - Classroom Component.
**Please note that this is a blended program, consisting of multiple online modules, a 1-day in-class session as well as a teaching experience. The highlighted dates below represent the 1-day in-class session.