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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Tutorial

Psychological First Aid (PFA) TutorialThis mobile app and website provides a quick and thorough review for those who have previously received training to provide PFA. The tutorial describes the four core actions of PFA providers, reviews ways to engage with disaster survivors, lists common reactions to traumatic events, and provides an opportunity to check understanding in practice scenarios. First responders, health care providers, mental health providers, MRC volunteers, students, and others will find this an easy to use resource while in the field following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, act of terrorism, or personal crisis.

The PFA Tutorial is available as a native app for Android and iPhone and as a mobile website.

What version should I use?

If you have an Android phone or iPhone, download the app. This will ensure that you can access the information even when cell service is disrupted, as is often the case during emergency response. You will also receive update notifications if a new version is available.

If you don’t have an Android or iPhone, but have an internet browser on you phone, use the Mobile Website version. Click About for instructions on how to store this PFA mobile website for offline use when cell networks are unavailable.
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These resources were developed by University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises, and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is supported in part by the Grant Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. U-SEEE PERL Principal Investigator: Debra K. Olson.


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