Psychological First Aid Training


Please contact Dr. Kate Speck for more information:
kspeck2@nebraska.edu or 402-472-0501

What is Psychological First Aid
The Nebraska Psychological First Aid curriculum is an adaption of “Community-Based Psychological Support” developed by the International Red Cross.  This program teaches paraprofessional volunteers skills to provide needed support to others in a crisis. This training introduces critical skills in 7 areas:

  • Psychological Support
  • Stress and coping
  • Supportive communication
  • Promoting community self-help
  • Functional Needs populations
  • Helping the helper
  • De-escalation

For access to Nebraska's curriculum click here.
If you are a Nebraska PFA trainer click here for the materials.
Nebraska’s Psychological First Aid curriculum complements that of the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD).  Nebraska’s curriculum is designed for non-licensed helpers and an introduction for clinicians. 
Click here for information about the NCPTSD curriculum.