A very helpful course and full of practical information for persons interfered with disaster relief and crisis intervention as this course has a well- planned syllabus and really informative vignettes
The instructor was easy to follow, and very understanding! I have learned a lot with this course! Thank you for offering it, and I hope to see more courses on Psychology from John Hopkins University!
Does the verified certificate mean that I'm certified to render psychological first aid?
No, the verified certificate means that you have successfully completed this course by achieving the course learning objectives. This course introduces you to the concepts and PFA and the Johns Hopkins RAPID PFA model, but does not provide all of the training and practice necessary to fully prepare you to render psychological first aid in a disaster setting. You are strongly encouraged to seek additional training before rendering psychological first aid.
Does this course contain anything disturbing?
The subject matter of this course requires the exploration of some traumatic situations and events that are potentially disturbing to some learners. For example, fires, floods, and violent crimes are occasionally referenced within the course.
I've experienced a traumatic event. Is this course a place to seek and receive help?
No, this course is an opportunity to learn how to offer psychological first aid to others, not help yourself. It is not a suitable venue for seeking or receiving the help that you need. Rather we suggest that you contact your local mental health agency, or state associations for psychologists, psychiatrists, or social workers. They can often provide you with a list of resources, some at no cost, for receiving the help you need. For more urgent needs you should contact a local crisis telephone hotline, visit an emergency room, or simply dial 911 and ask for assistance.