Psychological First Aid Instructor

Red Cross trainer and four adult students

Psychological First Aid Instructors support the delivery of our Psychological First Aid course. Candidates will develop competencies in facilitating case-based learning, and how to support learners in understanding a resiliency-building approach to emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

Audience

Instructors who wish to deliver the Psychological First Aid classroom-based course.

Duration

Classroom: 14 hours

Instructor

Certified Red Cross Psychological First Aid Instructor Trainer or Respect Education Master Instructor Trainer

Prerequisites

  • 18 years of age
  • Fundamentals of Instruction (online and in-class)
  • Psychological First Aid certification

Completion

Attend and participate in 100% of the course. A post-course, competency-based teaching experience with the support of a Teaching Experience Supervisor may be required.

Certification

Psychological First Aid Instructor certificate is available for download upon successful completion of training and is valid for 3 years.

Course Content

  • Loss, stress, and grief and how they affect us
  • Psychological First Aid
  • How to facilitate problem-based/case study learning
  • Selecting, planning and facilitating an activity

Resources

  • Instructor Guide – Psychological First Aid
  • Psychological First Aid Workbook (digital and/or print)
  • Media Presentation
  • Look, Listen, Link, Live cards
  • Online instructional resources on Boulevard
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