Training in Psychological First Aid Module 3: PFA for Children

This training introduces participants to psychological first aid for children. The activities take between eight to nine hours and can be run over one in one long day or over oneand-
a-half days. The training has been developed for staff and volunteers working with psychosocial support for children and those providing direct care and support to children
and their caregivers in distress, such as nurses, teachers, social workers, health volunteers or ambulance workers. It aims to enable participants to:
• know more about children’s reactions to distress
• know what psychological first aid for children is and what it is not
• understand the three action principles of ‘Look, Listen and Link’ in relation to children
• have practised providing PFA to a child and caregiver in distress
• have considered complex reactions and situations
• be aware of the importance of self-care when helping others.

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