Psychological First Aid


Psychological First Aid free online course by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

starts on 18th May 2015, 6 weeks, free online course

Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition.

Utilizing the RAPID model (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition), this specialized course provides perspectives on injuries and trauma that are beyond those physical in nature. The RAPID model is readily applicable to public health settings, the workplace, the military, faith-based organizations, mass disaster venues, and even the demands of more commonplace critical events, e.g., dealing with the psychological aftermath of accidents, robberies, suicide, homicide, or community violence. In addition, the RAPID model has been found effective in promoting personal and community resilience.


Module 1: Rapport and Reflective Listening
Module 2: Assessment of Needs
Module 3: Prioritization
Module 4: Intervention
Module 5: Disposition

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John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Course Format

Each module consists of presentations from the instructor and interactive video-based exercises that allow learners to practice their skills. Learning progress will be assessed with weekly quizzes.

Join this course for free.

For more information on this training, or to schedule this training at your agency, please contact the Center at 443-287-6735 or


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