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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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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 Ashley S

Dec 13, 2017

Great teacher with good information.

By April O

Jun 6, 2016

It's a great and informative course.

By Rajib P S

May 2, 2020

The course is very helpful. Thanks.

By Caroline W

Feb 25, 2017

Very easy to grasp and very useful.

By Ma. J T T B

Nov 4, 2020

I learned a lot. Thanks Dr. George

By Luzimary d J F G R

Nov 28, 2023

Curso muito bom e bem motivador!

By Erin E

Mar 27, 2020

Helpful, informative and concise

By Vahbiz K

Aug 11, 2023

Really helpful and informative.

By Joan M

Jun 14, 2021

very informative and make sense

By Katebah M

May 29, 2020

informative and easy to absorb.

By Durgesh K

May 15, 2020

Good and understandable course.

By Aung K S M

Jun 12, 2021

I like this course very much

By Mohammad E

Oct 30, 2020

it was an easy to understand,

By Bradford R

Mar 13, 2022

verg usefule refrsher on PFA

By Cleton B

Jul 24, 2021

wonderful stuff . Thank you

By Ángela J

Jun 9, 2020

No esperaba ver las PFA así.

By Jennifer S

May 12, 2020

Informative and resourceful.

By Rikke P

Feb 5, 2018

The course opened my eyes on

By K. A A

Apr 30, 2021

Such a great course helpful

By Guy M T

Jun 22, 2020

it is straight to the point

By harshil m

Apr 3, 2020

this is an awesome course.

By Naema K O S

Jan 12, 2020

its very helpful thank you

By Pheap P

Jun 26, 2020

Some subject no relevant.

By Mariana A G L

Apr 27, 2020

Very interesting program!

By Michael C L

Jan 6, 2021

Great course. Worthwhile