Free Psychological First Aid Classes

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These free classes will teach participants how to cope with emergencies and learn how to prepare, respond to, and recover from trauma.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE CHESAPEAKE REGION OFFERS FREE COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID CLASSES

Classes Open to the Public and Taught by Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteers

The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region invites community members to participate in a FREE, half-day training to learn how to better improve your mental health! These free classes will teach participants how to cope with emergencies and learn how to prepare, respond to, and recover from trauma. More specifically:

  • Spot stress in adults and children
  • Learn how stress can be lowered by “resilience”- your ability to bounce back
  • Build your resilience - and help your kids build their resilience, too!
  • Give immediate support to people in stressful situations
  • Practice psychological fist aid skills with your neighbors, friends and family members
  • Community resources will also be shared for both adults and children. You can use this information to help children or other adults. After completing the course, participants will also be able to share their knowledge and teach others in the community what they learned. This course is open to the general public (healthcare background is not required).

    Advanced registration is required. To register, Click Here and then click the “Event Registration Form" link. From the dropdown, please select “September 6 Coping in Today’s World…”

    DATE AND LOCATIONS:

  • August 2, 2014 -- 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 125 S. Lynchburg Street  - Chestertown, MD 21620

  • August 12, 2014 -- 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Robey Public Safety Building - 2200 Scott Wheeler Drive - Marriottsville, MD 21104

  • August 15, 2014 -- 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 12501 Willowbrook Road - Cumberland, MD 21502

  • August 22, 2014 -- 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 1131 Conrad Court - Hagerstown, MD 21502

  • September 6, 2014 -- 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Executive Office Building, 2nd Floor - 191 Monroe Street - Rockville, MD 21104

  • September 12, 2014 -- 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Conference Room, #165 - 6040 Public Landing Road - Snowhill, MD 21863