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

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4,021 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

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!

Oct 12, 2020

this opened my mind towards intervention needs in a catastrophic event. something like this is required more than ever now. the content of the course was very good and thorough. very nicely explained.

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By Tomi H

Aug 13, 2020

Good introduction to psychological first aid. I liked especially the scenarios.

By sneha s

Jan 10, 2021

justifies the name of the course . It is indeed about psychological first aid.

By Muhammad B M

Jun 20, 2017

A good and basic course for awareness of distressing issues during disasters.


Jul 25, 2020

This course is really helpful especially in the time of the Covid pandemic.

By Aniket N

May 6, 2020

Very informative and content was presented in an extremely organized manner

By Kandiah R

Jun 8, 2021

This course should be taught in community level for preparedness at crisis

By Tay H Q

Aug 27, 2017

A very comprehensive yet summarised introduction of how PFA is conducted.

By zoyeb m z

Jul 7, 2020

A quick course on a very essential method. A must for any crisis manager

By Mary J M

May 6, 2020

Very educational. A very helpful course for non-professional responders.

By Afifa F

Mar 6, 2021

More tips and tricks on how to use these pfa lectures more effectively.

By Camila F

Oct 31, 2017

That´s a great course with a cientific and human regard to psychologica


Jun 25, 2020

It's useful for me to learn psychology, in first level of emergencies.

By Sarah P

Jul 28, 2017

Interesting, thought provoking, and helpful in a very grass-roots way.

By maya r

Nov 2, 2020

the course was very good and informative.

thank you so much George sir

By Nikolaos M

Jan 20, 2021

All was good expect the example that i think is to ideal situation

By Hagar T

Oct 31, 2020

Well and interestingly made, only we have to remember it is basic.

By Deleted A

May 17, 2021

Helps to developed mental heath . good course esay to complete it

By Dragomir S

Oct 3, 2019

Interesting course. Good for companies and public administration.

By Alan M

May 21, 2020

Must for all. Be it anyone! The world needs more PFA volunteers.

By kiat

Jun 27, 2016

Useful knowledge. Even for everyday life. Take it and learn it !

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