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The Development of a Model of Psychological First Aid for Non–Mental Health Trained Public Health Personnel: The Johns Hopkins RAPID-PFA

The Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness, which houses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center, has been addressing the challenge of disaster-caused behavioral health surge by conducting training programs in psychological first aid (PFA) for public health professionals. This report describes our approach, named RAPID-PFA, and summarizes training evaluation data to determine if relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes are imparted to trainees to support effective PFA delivery.

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