Community Emotional First Aid Training
Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) is a national voluntary non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. Our volunteers complete a 32-hour training program over the course of two weeks, followed by a 3-month field training. While this level of training is imperative to providing our volunteers with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide on-scene support, it is applicable to all levels of trauma and grief intervention. Our community training provides an introduction to the five emotional first aid skills: Reaching out, Protecting, Reassuring, Organizing, and Reinforcing; in addition to valuable knowledge that will better enable you to provide support to individuals impacted by trauma/loss.
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 demonstrated lesson on the 5 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.