Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, families, and communities by providing practical assistance to meet their immediate needs and concerns, reduce distress, and increase resiliency by fostering adaptive coping skills. PFA is a program developed to assist residents, skilled volunteers, behavioral health paraprofessionals and professionals in a community learn to recognize signs of acute stress, provide assistance during these stressful events, and provide basic psychological support in the aftermath of traumatic events. This class is intended for everybody—no mental health background needed.
Jason Hoffrogge, is the training director for Orion Associates, a human resources agency for companies working with people who have disabilities. Jason has 18 years of experience in working with people who have disabilities in residential, vocational, and crisis settings. Jason has also been a part-time firefighter and first responder for the past nine years.