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FREE Psychological First Aid Classes


MEDIA ALERT                                                                                                                                                   CONTACT: Brittany Fowler
                                                                                                                                                                                          410.624.2082 (O)
                                                                                                                                                                                          443.473.6859 (C)

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

WHAT:          The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region invites community members to participate in a series of FREE, half-day training to learn how   
                     to better improve 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. Participants 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.

                    Advanced registration is required. To register, visit and click “event Registration Form.” From the dropdown, please select
                    “September 6 Coping in Today’s World…”

WHERE:       August 2, 2014                                August 12, 2014
                    8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.                       8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
                    125 S. Lynchburg Street                   Robey Public Safety Building
                    Chestertown MD, 21620                   2200 Scott Wheeler Drive
                                                                          Marriottsville, MD 21104

                    August 15, 2014                              August 22, 2014
                    8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.                       8:30 a.m.- 12:30 a.m.
                    12501 Willowbrook Road                  1131 Conrad Court
                    Cumberland MD 21502                     Hagerstown, MD 21502
                    September 6, 2014                         September 12, 2014
                    9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.                         8:30 a.m.-12:30p.m.
                    Executive Office Building                  1st Floor Conference Room # 165
                    2nd Floor                                         6040 Public Landing Road
                    101 Monroe Street                           Snow Hill, MD 21863
                    Rockville, MD 21104

NOTE:          This course is open to the general public (healthcare background is not required).

About the American Red Cross Chesapeake Region (
On average the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region provides help to Maryland families two to three times each day after disasters including emergency shelter, food, clothing and counseling thanks to major support from donors to the United Way campaigns in Maryland. Each day the Red Cross also provides lifesaving blood to area hospitals; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information or to donate, please visit or Tweet us @RedCrossMD.