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Psychological First Aid: How You Can Support Well-Being in Disaster Victims

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This tip sheet provides an overview of Psychological First Aid (PFA), an approach to assisting disaster survivors in meeting their needs. It presents key principles of PFA and then lists do’s and don’ts in keeping with the approach to help survivors to reconnect with important people in their lives, activate their resilience, and move toward greater adjustment and well-being after a disaster.
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Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)