Psychological First Aid

Judy Olivier, Ph.D.

Psychological First Aid is a supportive behavioral health intervention to assist children, adolescents, adults and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism. It is designed to be helpful for a variety of audiences and for delivery in diverse settings such as shelters, disaster assistance service centers, field hospitals and other community settings. Basic objectives include calming and orienting emotionally overwhelmed or distraught survivors, helping survivors to articulate immediate needs and concerns, and offering practical assistance to connect survivors as soon as possible to social support networks and community helping resources.

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