“Psychological First Aid: Children and Disasters”

Saturday, Nov. 21st 11:00 am – 2 p.m.

Do you want to help prepare Chicago in case of a natural disaster or emergency? Are you a community service provider or a volunteer looking to improve and strengthen your skills in assisting others with their disaster related mental health needs?  Then attend a no costPreparedness Training Course with the Chicago Department of Public Health.  Seating is limited.

You will learn to:

  • Identify the basic objectives and intervention strategies of Psychological First Aid.
  • Gain skills needed to implement the intervention strategies of Psychological First Aid.
  • Adapt Psychological First Aid in diverse settings and with different populations. Special attention will be provided to children and youth
  • Appreciate the importance of providing Psychological First Aid in the aftermath of disaster.
  • Gain confidence in implementing Psychological First Aid in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
  • Identify ways to enhance provider care before, during, and after disaster care.

Location: The Chicago Department of Public Health Training Center at: 1642 N. Besly Court in Chicago60642.  Free parking is available.

Register for your course now.

1.     Go to

2.     Create a user name and password

3.     Click on Course Catalog (on left side of homepage)

4.     Under Browse Catalog, select Public Health Emergency Preparedness and select your course: PSY 25 “Psychological First Aid: Children and Disasters”, 11/21/15 at 11:00 a.m.-">

For help registering or for more information, contact
Nikoleta Boukydis, Psy.D., at

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