BC Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Council Training: Psychological First Aid (PFA) – possible workshop in Dunbar as part of Salmonberry Days

The training opportunity on Psychological First Aid (PFA) being offered in Emergency Operations Centre in North Vancouver is now filled and we may be able to coordinate a workshop in Dunbar as part of Salmonberry Days May 26, 2016.

Notes from the BC Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Council:

Psychological First Aid (PFA) involves humane, supportive and practical help to people impacted by serious crisis events and disasters. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.

Learn NEW PFA strategies designed by the World Health Organization (WHO) such as…

 Practical care and support

 Assessing needs and concerns;

 Helping people to address basic needs

 Listening to people

 Comforting

 Helping people connect to information, services and social supports;

 Protecting people from further harm

Who should attend?

ESS, Red Cross, Salvation Army, School Counselors, Mental Health, First Nations, DPS Volunteers, Emergency Managers, Municipal EOC staff, Search & Rescue, Support Agencies, Victim Services, Faith Based Organizations, Municipal front counter staff, and bylaw officers.

Facilitator: Carolyn Sinclair, Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Volunteer, Alternate Provincial DPS Lead, and Executive Director, Police Victim Services of BC .

Co-sponsored by the DPS Program* and TBA
*Part of the PHSA Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC) Program which provides psychological and social support during disaster response and recovery, for both responders and impacted people alike.

Flyer for the North Shore Workshop February 2016: https://crm.ccpa-accp.ca/cmfiles/ccpa/fileManager/private/files/89274/PFA_Flyer_North_Shore_2016.pdf

For more information or to indicate your interest in a Dunbar workshop in May, email or telephone: Katarina 604 263 9123 or  Jael 778.859 1234