Post Traumatic Stress Management and Psychological First Aid Training


# of CE's: 13

1.3 IACET CE's

The goal of the PTSM basic course is to credential acute trauma responders to be competent in the design, development and application of evidence-based and emerging practice models for psychological first aid and psychological trauma recovery protocols that are specific to school and community environments with a strength based, developmentally focused approach to all hazard, exposure to adversity, violence and trauma.
“PTSM is a cognitive based (verbal) group intervention model for youth and adults 9 years old and older that has been developed through extensive field practice and research over the last 20 years in the US and abroad post adversity, trauma and violence exposure in schools and local communities; the PTSM design and development service continuum includes gender specific, developmentally specific, culturally and linguistically specific post-disaster psychological intervention, stabilization and resiliency augmentation protocols.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the importance of Trauma Response and Community Based Incident Command Systems
  • Describe Psychological Trauma and the Human Stress Response Continuum
  • Examine Grief and Bereavement Issues as they relate to traumatic death
  • Describe 3 cultural, gender and specific-population variables effecting the evolution of psychological trauma
  • Analyze the 8 Core Actions of PFA
  • Describe the Spectrum of PTSM Interventions
  • Describe PTSM Coping Groups and PTSM Continuum of Care for Community Violence
  • Analyze the applications of Coping Groups using the self-care model
  • Analyze PTSM Orientation and Stabilization Groups
  • Assess the importance of trauma informed self-care
  • Summarize Components of Workforce Protection
  • Summarize Philadelphia Adaptations of the PTSM/PFA Continuum of Care

Intended Audience:

Community members interested in supporting their neighborhoods after violence

Instructional Level:

Basic to Intermediate

Completion Requirements:

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits