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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Psychological First Aid Class

How can you best support survivors’ well-being following a disaster? Learn tips on what to say, what not to say and how to comfort people who have experienced a major crisis. Instructor Bernadette Dominguez, who has over 30 years experience in the mental health field, will teach participants about:
Psychological resilience—
What it is
Why it's the expected response
How to foster it

An overview of psychological first aid—
How to assure people are safe, secure, comfortable
How to assess if people are functioning adequately, and how to intervene when they're not
How to help people develop a plan of action

The class will be held this Thursday, September 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cowlitz County Health Dept. at 1952 9th Ave in Longview. This is a great class for emergency responders, volunteers or anyone who works with people in crisis. To register for this free learning opportunity, please call Jennifer at Cowlitz County Emergency Management at 577-3130 or by email at

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