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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


Dec 19, 2019

Great structure and interactive format. Clear expectations and excellent materials. Subject was explained in an effective manner that was easily understood and applied. Very useful for any profession!


Feb 9, 2017

A very helpful course and full of practical information for persons interfered with disaster relief and crisis intervention as this course has a well- planned syllabus and really informative vignettes

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By Cath F

Nov 27, 2020

Great! Thank you 😊

By Guillermo M V

Nov 9, 2020

Excellent course!!!


Oct 5, 2020

Very Informative :)

By Cecilia A Z I

Sep 18, 2020

An amazing course!!


Sep 7, 2020

Well defined course

By Yusuvaliyeva A Y

Aug 30, 2020

555555555 Thank you

By David H

Aug 19, 2020

truly great course.

By Angela J R

Jun 15, 2020

I love this course!

By Heniely O C

May 29, 2020

Very helpful for me

By madeena m

May 27, 2020

Very good condition

By Yasin Y

May 22, 2020

Thanks from Turkey.

By Sandeep N

May 8, 2020

Very Useful Indeed.

By Shwe S E

May 3, 2020

Great! Learn a lot.

By Selin U

May 2, 2020

I love this course!

By Khouloud J

Apr 25, 2020

Thank you soo much.


Apr 10, 2020

more online classes

By Marilyn C

Apr 7, 2020

excellent excellent

By Sila R M

Apr 6, 2020

perfect , i love it

By Charlie M

Mar 31, 2020

Excellent training.

By Nicole V

Mar 26, 2020

Really good course!

By Christos K

Feb 16, 2020

Excellent structure

By Inga M

Nov 21, 2018

It was interesting!

By Nazlimkhan S

Jan 25, 2023

Thank you so much!

By Kavitha K

Dec 27, 2021

Excellent Course.