Psychological First Aid – Caring for Others

Duration: Online: 45 – 90 minutes
Teacher and student

This online course provides a daily aid to facing the stresses of life, and helps participants gain an understanding of how to recognize when a person is experiencing distress and how to offer help without judgement or assumptions. Using the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model, participants learn how to support others to cope with the effects of various types of stress. Combine this course with the Psychological First Aid - Self-Care online course to further support existing wellness education programs.

Note for Course Participants

While mental health first aid programs teach how to help someone experiencing a mental health emergency, Red Cross Psychological First Aid is a resiliency-based program for everyone that offers prevention and coping strategies for dealing with different types of stress resulting from various types of trauma.

Audience

Course is adaptable to all audiences (Youth, Workplace, Professional Responder)

Duration

Online: 45 – 90 minutes
Online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at any time and can resume where they left off. The duration will vary depending on the individual learner and their prior knowledge of the subject matter.

Prerequisites

18 years of age (recommended)

Completion

At the end of each online module participants must successfully complete the test before continuing to the next module. Participants that do not achieve 100% can review the module content and try as many times as necessary to advance and complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique.

Course Content

Online: Caring for Others: Understanding the effects of stress, loss and grief on others using the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model.

Participant Materials

  • Psychological First Aid: Caring for Others online course
  • Printable certificate issued upon successful completion

How to Register for this Course

  1. Visit our course registration website at: myrc.redcross.ca  
  2. On the “Select Program and Category” dropdown, select “Health, Safety, and Wellness
  3. On the dropdown just below, select “Wellness
  4. Click the dropdown labeled “All Languages” and select your preferred language of instruction
  5. On the “Select your Date Range” dropdown, set a start date and an end date. NOTE: while online courses can be taken anytime, you must still enter start and end dates to complete the search form. 
  6. Optional: If you are looking to take online courses only, you can click the dropdown labeled “All Delivery Methods” and select “Online
  7. Optional: If you are looking to take an in-class course, type in your location in the field labeled “Enter your postal code, address or city
  8. Click the red “Search” button
You will see a list of Psychological First Aid Courses that meet your search criteria.  Click the “Take this Course” button to register.

Printable version - Psychological First Aid – Caring for Others