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

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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....

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Very well prepared materials and videos.

simulation was really helpful and not too lengthy or detailed

Instructor was very knowledgeable and seems to know to say the right amount of information


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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!

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By Amelia T

Jun 8, 2020

Was not what I was expecting the course to be about but was still a good way to spend my time.

By Vadzim B

May 9, 2020

A short applied and useful course. Needs a better translate to Russian and translate of tests.

By Jim H

Nov 6, 2020

The education does not answer contradicting personal issues where the PFA hierachy may fail.

By annisa r

May 16, 2020

such an interesting class! The materials are helpful and can be applied to our everyday life

By Muhammad y F

Dec 8, 2020

great course for the for relife agencies workers with useful practical psychological tips .

By Arlene C

Dec 27, 2022

Thank you for the introduction. I am keen on learning more and applying the skills learnt.

By Claudia K

Feb 24, 2017

I enjoyed the practical videos, but the lecture slides had too much text on them, I think.

By Eлена

Apr 12, 2022

Мне понятна структура ППП, но хотелось больше материалов по теме стабилизации и смягчения

By Nelius W

Jun 1, 2021

awesome course I earnt so much throughout the course and it is helpful in my line of work

By Cristine M D C U

Apr 14, 2020

Excellent. Many will benefit from the learnings and skills that are taught in this course

By Katelyn T

Mar 28, 2020

a really good course in psychological first aid speciic to following an emergeny/disaster

By Tina H

Oct 22, 2017

Care and self care will help a lot.

RAPID model and Masrow requirements model are helpful.

By Sandra M M

Oct 22, 2017

Some items in the test were too mechanic. I would like to have more reflective questions.

By Roger N P

Apr 8, 2016

Good introduction to the subject and importantly leaves you wanting to explore a bit more

By Kevin H

Oct 10, 2020

Good course , it was worth it. Everyone in the EMS System should be encouraged to do it.

By Mary V

Feb 26, 2021

straightforward scripts and generous suggestions for improvement of crisis interaction!

By Matt R

Jun 20, 2017

This course is a very helpful primer in how to respond to psychological distress in the

By skywalker4710

Apr 28, 2020

Terrific course! Simple, straight forward and experiential. Loved every minute of it

By Pedro F A

May 30, 2019

The course is relevant, although the manner the content is transmited could improve.


Feb 26, 2021

Great course, Important areas covered. Gives a great understanding of the PFA role.

By jp l

Aug 30, 2018

Very helpful and acknowledging essential perceptions and most professional aspects.

By Nimra S

Nov 6, 2022

It's a good...not excellent course for social relief worker also for psychologist.

By Samantha Z M H

Apr 23, 2020

it really helped to see things outside of the psychologist pov! insightful course!

By Mary-Elizabeth M T

Jan 12, 2021

Very good information and field skills provided in an easy to understand manner.

By Ngawang T

Jun 26, 2020

I am happy that i took this course. Thank you for the great learning experience.