Community Emotional First Aid Training
TIP’s ‘Heroes with Heart’ awards dinner is an annual event recognizing law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and other emergency responders who have been identified by TIP volunteers as being especially kind and compassionate to victims of tragedy. TIP Volunteers are uniquely positioned to see first responders in action, as they respond side-by-side to emergency scenes in our community 24-hours/day, 365 days/year. At this special event, featured speakers are TIP clients courageously sharing their stories and community leaders.
The keynote speakers at TIP’s 1st Heroes with Heart event were the Elvin family who suffered so much with the Reno Air Races tragedy. In 2017, Mayor Hilary Schieve shared her family’s personal story with TIP services. Attendees always include the Chiefs of NNV first responder groups, local & state political leaders, small business owners, and citizens touched by TIP's work. The event raises awareness of survivor services in our community, strengthens TIP’s bonds with community partners, honors TIP Volunteers, and raises funds.
Our 4-hour training seminar is a great course to introduce you to Emotional First Aid and the value of being present for someone experiencing trauma and loss. This course provides a detailed and instructor role-modeled lesson on the five Emotional First Aid skills, along with realistic scenarios that demonstrate the skills in action. If you are interested in Trauma Intervention Program but unable to fulfill the role of a TIP volunteer, or if you are in the helping profession and want to add to your tool belt, this may be the right course for you.
Course Materials Included
Course Objectives & Outcomes
Entry Level Presentation on the 5 “Emotional First Aid” Skills
- Connecting With Individuals Both Verbally and Non-Verbally
- Protecting the Vulnerable Individual From Harm
- Providing the Individual With Information and Acting as an Advocate
- Helping the Individual Develop a Simple “Next Step” Plan to Begin Taking Action
- Helping the Individual Mobilize Their Internal Strengths and Resources
Instructor Demonstration of Skills Followed by Selective Participant Demo
Instructors Will Utilize Real World Experiences to Emphasize Value of Skills Being Taught
Active Self Reflection to Enhance EFA Skills
8-Hour Interactive Seminar
Our 8-hour training seminar is an interactive course, with opportunity for practicing the learned skills in a controlled environment with instructor feedback. This class builds off of each skill and dives further into your ability to provide compassion and support to another’s experience of trauma and loss. This course also provides training in different presentations of grief in adults and children, personal care and safety, and compassionate death notifications. This Course is beneficial for First Responders, Medical Personnel, School Counselors and Administrators, and any individual looking to develop their skills in grief interaction and support.