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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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I preferred the RAPID approach. It is like a guide and step by step approach to supporting people in crises. I especially appreciated the simulation videos. It helped with reframing and paraphrasing.


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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 Eloisa A

Jul 7, 2020

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

By Michael N

Jun 1, 2020

Great for people with no mental health experience

By Enrique P P

Jun 27, 2017

Good course to learn first tips to give first aid

By Stephan S

Apr 8, 2020

a bit long for me, but interesting and well done

By Hendrik - J

Jan 3, 2017

Great exposure to the topic, great presentation!

By Esraa M

Jan 3, 2022

a huge field, I'm so interested to learn more

By 19112029 H - S B

Aug 28, 2020

Thank you so much for valuable lectures videos

By Erin S

Jul 21, 2020

Overall really engaging and informative course

By Daniel M

May 17, 2020

Good information, useful for first responders.

By Stamp - ا

Jun 22, 2019

I was understanding by this simple way, than u

By Augusto G

Oct 8, 2017

excelente, lo recomiendo muy fácil de entender


Jul 1, 2020

It was a nice journey to this new information

By Heri

Jul 13, 2020

Muy buen curso, la traducciones muy certeras

By Zainab F

May 30, 2020

It's really helpful in our day-to-day life.

By Shrradha S

Sep 6, 2020

Great course with helpful tips to practice

By Paula

Apr 28, 2018

Useful curse. I also practice my english.

By wilbert e

Apr 26, 2020

It was good, but the pace was a bit slow

By Robin S M

Feb 19, 2024

Good basic introduction to the subject.

By nang a l

Jul 4, 2022

Enjoy learning a lot from Simulations!

By Kim H

Aug 3, 2017

Great introduction to PFA, I would hope

By Nina M

Dec 1, 2022

Interessante para quem esta começando

By Monica D

Aug 31, 2020

Good job¡¡ I am nedd one certificate

By Christopher W

Mar 6, 2020

It's a good course, well thought out.

By 高凡

Jun 1, 2016

useful and it make sense in emergency

By cut s

May 3, 2020

great for PFA learner from beginner.