Further readings for Unit 3

The Psychological First Aid for Children package in the COVID-19 outbreak is a toolkit that:

  • Provides psychological first aid training for children
  • Developed for those providing direct care and support to children and their caregivers in distress, such as nurses, teachers, social workers etc.

The training aims to enable teachers to:

  • Know more about children’s reactions to distress
  • Know what psychological first aid for children is and what it is not
  • Understand the three action principles of ‘look, listen and link’ in relation to children
  • Practise providing psychological first aid to a child and caregiver in distress
  • Consider complex reactions and situations
  • Be aware of the importance of self-care when helping others