Psychological First Aid
Did you know nine in ten Canadians would feel more confident administering CPR if they attended a course?
The Red Cross Psychological First Aid Program is designed to promote resiliency and reduce the impact of loss and trauma. It provides knowledge and skills for people to live life through understanding stressors and traumas that impact them, and helps participants gain an understanding of how to recognize when someone else is experiencing distress and how to offer help.
Vancouver (209-3316 Kingsway) Standard First Aid Course Schedule
Victoria (A-920 Johnson Street) Standard First Aid Course Schedule
Nanaimo (3-1611 Bowen Road) Standard First Aid Course Schedule
Duncan (300 Brae Road) Standard First Aid Course Schedule
Through the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model, participants will build a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss and grief, and how to develop skills for self-care (helping individuals understand personal protective factors).
The Psychological First Aid Online course Self-Care will need to be completed prior to the start of this course. It is included in the course price and a link to create your My Red Cross profile and take the online course will be provided.
Note for Participants:
While mental health first aid programs teach how to help someone experiencing a mental health emergency, Red Cross Psychological First Aid is a resiliency-based program for everyone that offers prevention and coping strategies for dealing with different types of stress resulting from various types of trauma.
A virtual manual is included. Hard copy manuals are available for an additional $10.00.
Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and your permanent certificate (valid for 3 years) will be emailed to you after the course has taken place
If you have a current certificate, you are eligible to take the shorter recertification course. You will need to show proof of current certification to your instructor in order to be certified.
Canadian Red Cross First Aid App
The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app puts lifesaving advice in your hands. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices, the app helps you maintain your first aid skills and respond to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you get instant access to videos (like the one below), interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you maintain your life-saving skills and respond when needed. It is even fully integrated with 911, so you can call EMS from the app at any time.
Full Course Length: 8 Hours
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Our Clients Say
"The Psychological First Aid Course was excellent. It was well conceived and presented. It surpassed my expectations. This is a course I would recommend to anyone working in the "helping professions." I am spreading the word aboutt he course to all the care aides I know and work with."
Brian Mcgregor-foxcroft, Psychological First Aid, Victoria, BC
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