Caring for Others - Psychological First Aid Training Course
Course by the Canadian Red Cross
Course Description: This online course guides learners in cultivating a personal understanding of how stress, loss, trauma, and grief impact others with a focus on self-care and personal protection. Participants will explore the Red Cross psychological “Look, Listen, Link, Live” model and acquire skills to establish coping strategies for managing various stress-related mental health issues. This course also supplements the Red Cross Self-Care online course as part of a comprehensive psychosocial wellness program.
Intended Audience: Offered as a standalone course or as a prerequisite to the in-class Psychological First Aid course, this training is available to participants aged 14 and above, catering to diverse audiences, including youth, workplace personnel, and professional responders, who want to equip themselves with tools to deal with a mental health emergency.
Course Prerequisites: For people 14 years of age and older. Adult support recommended for younger audiences.
Psychological First Aid Training Course Overview
- Understanding the effects of stress, loss and grief on others using the Red Cross “Look, Listen, Link, Live” mental health first aid model.
NOTE: Candidates who wish to take the Psychological First Aid in-class course will need to complete the Care for Self online course.
At the end of each online module participants must successfully complete a 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.
Upon successfully completing the course, participants are awarded a printable certificate for their records.
Online: 45 – 90 minutes
This 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 psychological first aid and coping strategies.
10-year certification in Psychological First Aid Training – Caring for Others
No materials needed, everything is online.
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