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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Psychological First Aid by Johns Hopkins University

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3,946 reviews

About the Course

Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition. Utilizing the RAPID model (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition), this specialized course provides perspectives on injuries and trauma that are beyond those physical in nature. The RAPID model is readily applicable to public health settings, the workplace, the military, faith-based organizations, mass disaster venues, and even the demands of more commonplace critical events, e.g., dealing with the psychological aftermath of accidents, robberies, suicide, homicide, or community violence. In addition, the RAPID model has been found effective in promoting personal and community resilience. Participants will increase their abilities to: - Discuss key concepts related to PFA - Listen reflectively - Differentiate benign, non-incapacitating psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions from more severe, potentially incapacitating, crisis reactions - Prioritize (triage) psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions - Mitigate acute distress and dysfunction, as appropriate - Recognize when to facilitate access to further mental health support - Practice self-care Developed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Open Education Lab....

Top reviews

Apr 15, 2020

A wonderful course with clear explanations and case scenarios to help reinforce learning. I was truly engaged throughout the course and felt like I learned a lot more than I anticipated when going in.

May 22, 2020

I am very happy and satisfied with the course program. In fact, I am excited to apply what I have learned and also looking forward to enroll in another course. Thank you for this learning opportunity!

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By Denise K

May 15, 2020

could have been shorter but important stuff! thanks for sharing

By Anabela D C

May 25, 2016

Concise. Would give it 5 starts if there were more simulations.

By Amr R

Jun 13, 2020

Really beneficial...It just requires more practicing examples.

By Sangeeta D

Jun 12, 2020

I learned a lot from this course personally and professionally

By Kaoutar M e I

May 13, 2020

Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn more about PFA

By Kelly S

May 11, 2017

Very informative & educational but also goes a little slowly.


Aug 4, 2020

It was an exciting time and had a great experience to learn

By Anamika D K

May 19, 2020

Very encouraging and influencing information regarding PFA.

By Amit k S

May 6, 2020

Nice course..Learnt many new words,terminology and concepts

By Lavanya P

Apr 25, 2020

Simple , easy to understand, Prof Everly's fantastic voice.

By derek y

Mar 14, 2017

Good course - learned a lot and will use it in the future

By 温顺怡

Oct 11, 2016


By Jairo d C L R

May 18, 2020

excelente oportunidad de seguir creciendo

muchas gracias

By Sreelakshmi

Apr 6, 2020

Very practical, application-oriented course! I loved it!

By Bowman O

May 13, 2021

Very detailed, informative, addictive, and challenging.

By Shashank S

May 28, 2020

Love it ! Very informative and the examples help a lot.

By Richelle N E

Mar 8, 2016

This course could also perfectly be a self-paced course

By Dahlila V

Apr 11, 2021

Thank you. I have found this course to be informative.

By Shivnetra R

Jul 5, 2020

It a good course ... I got to know lots of news things

By SajanPuthiyottil

Jun 5, 2020

Very nice class and illustrations.simple but powerful

By Payman S

Oct 19, 2020

So useful to behave toward people in tough situation.

By Catherine H

May 10, 2020

Fairly good course. Short and to the point. Thanks

By Hawra M A L

Aug 4, 2021

Very informative and easy to understand and apply

By Eloisa A

Jul 7, 2020

It´s ok.... may be I expected something different