First responders (e.g., fire/rescue, emergency medical services, law enforcement) as well as mental health and health care professionals will benefit from Field Trauma training. This is an entry-level program and no prerequisites are required to receive the Field Trauma designation other than successful course completion. Participants will learn about on-site responding and learn how to respond to a critical event and aid those requiring psychological first aid.
Both didactic and experiential, Early Intervention Field Traumatology explores the knowledge and skills needed to respond to the emotional trauma associated with natural or human-caused disasters and crisis. Topics include warning signs, recovery stages, fitting interventions to client needs, the new Educate, Assess and Refer (EAR) Field Trauma Response model, Reactions and Response to CBRN Terrorism, steps to lessen crisis impact, utilization of community resources for prevention and resolution. Compassion Fatigue risk factors, symptoms and prevention/self-care strategies and Emergency Site Management System will also be addressed. More Info