Psychological First Aid Meeting Registration:
Invitation for Head Start Programs to Apply
March 11–12, 2019
Atlanta, GA
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Registration is now open for Head Start programs to attend a training and technical assistance (T/TA) event focused on Psychological First Aid (PFA). The day-and-a-half-long event will include training around trauma and resilience for children, families, and staff. It will offer opportunities for planning and program-specific technical assistance on the mental health aspects of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery (EPRR). The training will be held March 11–12, 2019, in Atlanta, GA.
About PFA
According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), PFA is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster or terrorism. Individuals affected by a traumatic incident may face new challenges following the event. This is true whether they are survivors, witnesses, or responders. PFA was developed by the NCTSN and the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with contributions from individuals involved in disaster research and response.
Target Audience
This T/TA event will use a team approach to help programs examine how they are preparing for and responding to the mental health aspects of disasters and emergencies. The goal of the team approach is to work with Head Start leaders and staff who can develop and enhance the program's plan and improve their understanding of how emergencies impact children, families, and staff. Teams will return to their programs better able to develop mental health and EPRR-related plans and policies.
It is recommended that participating teams include the programs:
  • Director
  • Mental health consultant or lead
  • Another team member committed to implementing the guidance received and plans developed during the training
How to Apply
Select the link for more details and to apply for the training:
Space is limited, so apply today! Hotel information and the meeting agenda will be sent separately following the receipt of your completed application.
Contact the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness at [email protected] or (toll-free) 888-227-5125.