Psychological First Aid: Facilitator’ Manual

Author: Leslie Snider with close consultation with Alison Schafer (World Vision International (WVI)), Mark van Ommeren (World Health Organization)
Published by: World Health Organization, 2013

This manual is designed to orient helpers to offer psychological first aid (PFA) to people following a serious crisis event. PFA involves humane, supportive and practical assistance for people who are distressed, in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities. This facilitator’s manual is to be used together with Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers (World Health Organization, War Trauma Foundation, World Vision International, 2011), endorsed by 24 international humanitarian agencies.

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