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Psychological first aid [electronic resource] : field operations guide /
principal authors, Melissa Brymer ... [et al.].
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
[Los Angeles, Calif.?] : National Child Traumatic Stress Network ; [White River Junction, Vt.] : National Center for PTSD, c2006.
description
1 online resource.
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Book
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[Los Angeles, Calif.?] : National Child Traumatic Stress Network ; [White River Junction, Vt.] : National Center for PTSD, c2006.
general note
Title from PDF title page.
abstract
Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism. Psychological First Aid is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping. Principles and techniques of Psychological First Aid meet four basic standards. They are: 1) Consistent with research evidence on risk and resilience following trauma; 2) Applicable and practical in field settings; 3) Appropriate for developmental levels across the lifespan; 4) Culturally informed and delivered in a flexible manner. Psychological First Aid does not assume that all survivors will develop severe mental health problems or long-term difficulties in recovery. Instead, it is based on an understanding that disaster survivors and others affected by such events will experience a broad range of early reactions (for example, physical, psychological, behavioral, spiritual). Some of these reactions will cause enough distress to interfere with adaptive coping, and recovery may be helped by support from compassionate and caring disaster responders.
catalogue key
9322293

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